Much of the public information about dementia focuses on a narrative of ‘gloom and doom’. This does not provide information about living with a chronic condition. The video clips below are from individuals living proactively with dementia. Learning how others are living with dementia can be inspiring and supportive.
All too often individuals diagnosed with dementia hear from their doctors “There is not anything we can do,” or “Put your affairs in order and come back in six months”.
This compelling video, produced, directed, filmed and edited all by individuals living with dementia, shares personal stories about how traumatic those words can be and that helpful information and encouragement are needed instead.
Every once in a while something comes along that has the power to stop us in our tracks. The Person-Centered Mattersvideo about individuals living with dementia and those who care about them has such a power.
The story is beautifully told through the voices of five people living with dementia and care partners.
Hear our Personal Stories
These are personal stories from individuals and their care partners sharing their
experiences living with Dementia.
Cynthia’s Story filmed by Brighthouse Financial
Brian’s Story filmed by Brighthouse Financial
Paulan Gordon on Mentoring for Dementia Mentors
A preview of Richard Taylor, PhD, first DVD video “Be With Me Today” by Have A Good Life Media. Buy the DVD at haveagoodlife.com
Life goes on: Living with Alzheimer’s – David Gary Quinton, Canada
How to live with dementia – People with dementia speak out
Women with Dementia Living Strong is a video regarding the research project of Dr. Elaine Wiersma of Lakehead University, in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. The research studies women with dementia living in the community.
Small changes help make a dementia friendly community – Alzheimer’s Society
Living Well With Dementia PiDC Alliance
Paulan Gordon, living with vascular dementia
Mike Belleville describes how to live well with dementia