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’s Story
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

Laurie Scherrer, diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia, wrote and scored this beautiful song in 2016 titled, “Living Beyond Dementia”.

Click here here to hear the song!

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