Ashley Flanagan, Seong-gee Um, Samir Sinha, Brenda Roche, Jesse Rosenburg, Michael Nicin, Kwame McKenzie
The research shares the experiences and perspectives of 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia and their primary unpaid carers. It finds that 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia often experience parallels between coming out about their sexual and/or gender identity and coming into a dementia diagnosis, in that both have the potential to trigger uncertainty and isolation. For carers, as well, the relative absence or strength of networks of support are critical in how they negotiate their roles.
Flanagan, A., Um, S., Sinha, S., Roche, B., Rosenburg, J., Nicin, M., & McKenzie, K. (2021). Leaving no one behind in long-term care: Enhancing socio-demographic data collection in long-term care settings. Toronto, ON: National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University and Wellesley Institute. ISBN: 978-1-77417-026-7.