Tru here on Sunday, April 19. On Friday, I finished my first public speech in many years, on subject very important to me; Value of PWD Lived Experience as Contributor towards Dementia Friendly Community. Husband took these pictures as part of the video which we hope to post soon. Saturday there was a meeting, and […]
Realize most will not be able to attend this conference, so thought you might be interested in my oral presentation; current draft (along with slide presentation) is below. … You can see significant things are being produced. I think verbal or artistic produce from Lived Experiences of Persons With Dementia ARE able to contribute toward Dementia Friendly Communities. Despite our “Dementia” label – or maybe even BECAUSE of that context, it is very important to value the product from our remaining cognitive abilities. One of the best ways is to listen to the words – truly LISTEN, not just wait and endure while we are speaking – not just quickly scan what we write. Instead reflect on our thoughts and art, in order to APPLY our experiences to your own relationships.