Dementia Friends Champions help us spread the word about supporting people living with dementia. This spotlight features the great people championing our shared mission to make communities more dementia friendly. Today, we spotlight Seton Fitzmaken, a social work practicum student at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center!
Seton Fitzmaken, she/her, Seattle
Why did you decide to become a Dementia Friend Champion?
I decided to become a Dementia Friend Champion because I am eager to get involved in Dementia Friends and the wonderful work of destigmatizing dementia and building dementia-friendly communities. I have previously enjoyed working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, but have also seen many of the challenges that this population faces.
What do you do outside of Dementia Friends?
Outside of Dementia Friends, I am a graduate student at the University of Washington, pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. I enjoy social gatherings and trying new foods.
What is a project, event, or initiative that excites you?
I am especially excited about launching Dementia Friends in King County and partnering with persons living with dementia to host Dementia Friends information sessions.
What would you like your team to know about you?
I am having a wonderful experience as an intern here at the MBWC, and I am very grateful for the warm welcome!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Dementia Friends Champion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org