My Life with Dementia

 My name is Gerda Saunders. Since I was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at age 61, I have publicly spoken about my mental deterioration in a blogbook, and short films produced by RadioWest. Using footage from 2016 to 2022, RadioWest and PBS Utah jointly produced an hour-long documentary, The Gerda That Remains. It portrays how I, my husband Peter, my children, my grandchildren, and friends experience the erosion of my identity through memory loss. While revealing what remains of my former self and what I continuously have to let go, it also shows how we have lived joyously for over a decade with the d-word.

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