Doctors Sharing Dementia Diagnosis

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Recent Pages by others with Dementia Symptoms 2015 January 25

Listed alphabetical by subject: Art, Diagnosis, Relationships, & Stigma These are newest pages that I have posted from persons with dementia symptoms who have shared their lived experience thru words or projects. (I add the word “symptoms” because not everyone uses the same vocabulary; my collections include pages from those with diagnosis of Mild Cognitive […]

Recent Pages by others with Dementia Symptoms 2015 January 12

I am sorry; thought I posted some of this long ago, but then discovered it was still unfinished in “draft” status, because I apparently made some huge mistakes. It took me until now to correct mistakes and finish. Listed alphabetical by subject: Advocacy, Art, Brain function, Craft, Importance of Patient-Perspective, Photography, Prose, Update

Live for Today

Link to Susan Suchan’s speech at 2014 Tulsa, Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQSXM5JHBlU .  Transcript below: It is wonderful to see you all here today, thank you.  I want to tell you a little bit about my personal story. About eight years ago I lost my sense of smell.  I nearly burned my house down because I […]

Chapter 1 Unpublished Book “Bits ‘n Pieces of Me: Memoirs to retain identity in the face of growing dementia”

Tru here. 2013-01/24 Decision time has arrived.  I knew this day was inevitable when my doctor gave the “dementia” diagnosis six months ago, at age 54.  It’s not like I don’t know what to expect because I saw this disease path first with Mom’s paternal grandmother, and then with her mother.  But … I thought […]