"This place has only three exits, Madam: Madness, and Death." René Dumaul.
  • Peter and Gerda as John Lennon and Yoko Ono at a university dance in Pretoria, 1969

    Peter and Gerda as John Lennon and Yoko Ono at a university dance in Pretoria, 1969

Telling Who I Am Before I Forget: My Dementia

I am 67 years old (2016) and have cerebral microvascular disease, after Alzheimer’s the second leading cause of dementia. This website tells—through my published writing, a film series by VideoWest, and a blog titled “Dementia Field Notes”—how I perceive my “self” as the disease continues to diminish my identity. By publicly sharing who I am and how I feel about it, I hope to help lift the shame and fear still associated with dementia. If someone you love has dementia, I hope that my website might help you better understand the view from inside. 

Blog: Dementia Field Notes

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