This blog is for those who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease,
FTD and forms of dementia, caregivers, friends and medical professionals that want to share their feelings, thoughts, encouragement, vent and open how they cope with this disease. I was diagnosed in 2004 with the early stages, and quite frankly it scared the beegeebees out of me. 2007 PET SCAN confirmed all.
On this page you
will also find the recording of the Talk Back Session that
took place between webinar participants and the four performers, along with
Maureen, Richard, and Laura. I think you'll find the conversation enriching and
enlightening. There is also a link to the To Whom I May Concern website
and blogs of some of the performers. To Whom I May
Concern is an interactive
theatre project involving people with dementia as partners in creating the
script and as performers of the play. The resulting play script, whether
presented in a live setting or online via video, becomes an educational
opportunity to raise awareness and start a conversation about
Our Side of the
Fence, you are invited to join a group of people
diagnosed with dementia on their side of the "fence" -- the fence that divides
them from the rest of society because of their diagnosis. While there, you will
learn firsthand what it is like to live with the symptoms of dementia, and what
the view of the world is like from "our side of the fence." At the end, you will
be able to walk out the gate back to your side, but the hope is that you will
carry with you the experience of those who can't leave.
For all of you who could not attend the presentation and the live question and answer session that followed the link is in this post. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed being a part of this.