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Naomi Mison

in Penticton

Discuss Dementia

PRESENTED ON MAR 15, 2018
IN PENTICTON @ VOL 11

Naomi Mison is on a purpose-driven mission to build awareness of people living with dementia, their caregivers and the daily struggles they face. Through her blog Discuss Dementia, Naomi engages, enables and empowers people affected by the disease and their support networks to collaborate with the end goal of making continual improvements to linking the legal, health care and political systems. She is a staunch advocate who is channelling her passion to shine a light on dementia.

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