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This presentation provides a brief introduction to social media and why it’s important for researchers to consider using this. Produced by Geriatric Medicine Research (Dalhousie University), Nova Scotia (Canada), in conjunction with the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN).
The goal of the Healthcare Hashtag Project is to make the use of Twitter more accessible to providers and the healthcare community. By lowering the learning curve of Twitter with a database of relevant hashtags to follow, they hope to help users find important and interesting conversations.
This is a good example of the inclusion of social media and public outreach by a professional international conference. The Alzheimer Association International 2012 conference released two videos of Dr. Joshua Chodosh, a primary care physician to capture his responses to questions about Alzheimer’s disease from the Alzheimer’s Association’s Facebook audience.
Provides some perspectives about the use of social media online e.g. SPaisley’s blog – young people chronicling their daily lives online, so if they do end up developing dementia later on in life, they have these memories captured that they can refer back to.
Dementia project blog
Other print media resources
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Why scientists should talk to the media – webinar
University/Organizational Media Relations Departments
Newspaper Editors/Editorial Boards