LGBTQ+ Community Voices
Life doesn’t stop because you have dementia. | Susan Balkman
Hear how Susan responded with courage, activism and hope to her dementia diagnosis.
We're all strong, we just don't realize it at times. | Patrick Ettenes
When Patrick couldn’t find a support network for LGBTQ+ people living with dementia, he formed a network in England.
There is time to live now. | Melissa Hamkins and Meredith Hunt
It was important for them to share their story because that was the only way for others to understand it.
A story to share with the world. | Mary Beth Wighton and Dawn Baxter
Dementia is going to change your life but there is a lot of living left to do.
I want to educate people. | John-Richard Pagan
Answering questions openly and honestly to help enlighten and educate people.
The importance of having a community. | Brian VanBuren
A lot of us are on our own and don’t have partners or family to take care of us.
Black Community Voices
Your voice is needed. | Valene Campbell
Historically Black community members don’t speak up; we just endure.
It was important to take time for myself. | Will Smith
Being a supportive care partner meant taking care of oneself.
I decided to get involved. | Terrie Montgomery
Working to raise awareness about dementia to help address stigma and silence within the Black community.
It is not a Black or a White disease. Dementia affects everyone. | Gretchen Carter Lowery
All communities of people living with dementia would benefit from better resources about how to live with the symptoms of dementia.
It is very important to get information out about living with dementia. | Chris Tann
Stigma and silence around dementia pervades the Black community.