The Story of Dementia

“Metaphors are sneaky. They infuse the way we think about things without our noticing. And then they start to define reality, and that influences how we act.” – Alanna Mitchell, Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths I love this quote. I encourage you to...

You are a Thousand Points of Light

A couple of weeks ago my family and I went to a local fireworks display. We are lucky to have a large fireworks distributor in town, and they sponsor an annual spectacle of their latest products and invite their customers and the community. My favourite fireworks were...

It’s Not Easy – An article about stigma

The following blog post by dementia advocate Amy Shives, was originally posted on the Bstimafree.org website at this link, and is reposted with Amy’s permission. Amy’s humour, no-nonsense manner, and insightfulness make you feel like she is a friend who is...

The Faces of Alzheimer’s

In April 2012, the New York Times Well Blog posted an article and photo essay about a book by my friend Cathy Greenblat. Cathy is a photographer who has traveled the world, taking photographs of people in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease, who appear to be...

Say “I CAN!” and “I WILL!”

I CAN! I WILL! is an information and resource-sharing website — an “idea library” — where people from around the world can share ideas on everything to do with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Visitors to the site can browse through such diverse topics as...

The Long Goodbye

Every day I get a slew of e-mails from LinkedIn, updating me on discussions in the numerous groups I at one time thought I should join. Most get deleted, but there are a few groups that I make a point of checking in with, particularly Changing Aging and...