Laura Booi with Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a member of the World Dementia Council and science advisor to the Cabinet of Japan, during the G8 Dementia Summit in Japan earlier this month.

Gerontology, Community

PhD Student Laura Booi Takes her Message About Dementia Around the World

November 26, 2014

Laura Booi is loud, and proud of it.

A committed evangelist for increasing awareness and education about dementia, and decreasing the stigma associated with it, the SFU PhD candidate in gerontology has just returned from a speaking engagement in Japan.

She was first nominated by the Alzheimer’s Association of B.C. to represent B.C. youth at a Canadian Young Leaders in Dementia Event held in Ottawa in September.

“I was one of the loudest people there,” she says. “I wrote the communiqué for the new World Dementia Council based on the young leaders’ summit event in Ottawa.”