Betty became the poet laureate of the one of the Memory Loss Collaborative support groups for those with a diagnosis of dementia. She ending each gathering with the reading of a poem. Her big heart seems to resonate in her voice, which is a gift that we cherish and look forward to hearing each time. Here she reads Mary Oliver’s Blue Iris.
James is sharing with others his growing awareness of the need to structure his life in a way that works for him, though it means limiting what he does and the loss of some activities that he and his wife had always enjoyed.
Following a presentation to health professionals on what it is to live with dementia, Larry (who was part of a panel of people sharing their stories) answers the first question from an attendee asking if it is easier to talk with those who are living with a diagnosis than with other folks.