Dementia and Personhood: Facts and Myths – Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Common perceptions about dementia and its effects on patients and their families are often negative. But where do these perceptions come from?

This free virtual event, presented by Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Drexel University and The MetroHealth System, aims to increase the public’s understanding of dementia and reduce the fear and stigma surrounding the diagnosis through:

  • Brief presentations on the medical, cultural, historical and ethical factors that shape our understanding of dementia
  • Small group discussions during which patients with dementia and their family members can share their experiences Virtual Event Details

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET

Register online by noon ET on June 27 at


This event is part of a public communications project that seeks to elevate the voices of those affected by dementia and ignite open conversation about the disease. The project is funded by the Ohio Humanities Council with additional support from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration, a designated Parkinson Disease Center of Excellence and Huntington Disease Center of Excellence.