Personal stories

Much stigma, fear and misunderstanding continues to be associated with aging in general and a diagnosis of dementia more specifically. Yet, persons living with dementia have begun to challenge these stereotypes by speaking out and sharing their stories so that we might better understand how they experience dementia. 

We are pleased to share stories by persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias – stories that provide a broader perspective on the realities of their lives, and stories about how they continue to live meaningful lives.

Dementia Alliance International
Blogs and websites written by people with dementia. Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is a collaboration of like-minded individuals diagnosed with dementia providing a unified voice of strength, advocacy, and support in the fight for individual autonomy for people with dementia.

Dementia Australia - Stories
People living with dementia or those caring for a person with dementia share their stories.

Dementia Dialogue
Podcasts that feature people with dementia and their care/life partners sharing experiences that may enable their peer listeners to understand and gain insight and strengthen their adaptive skills.

Dementia Diaries
A UK-wide project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries. It serves as a public record and a personal archive that documents the views, reflections and day-to-day lives of people living with dementia, with the aim of prompting dialogue and changing attitudes.

Mary Beth Wighton - Accepting my diagnosis

Mary Beth Wighton - My unsung hero

Beth Wighton -You CAN teach a dog new tricks

Young Dementia UK
A collection of personal stories written by people who are living with young onset dementia.

Living with Dementia - Brenda Hounam

Person living with dementia

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Personal Reflections - Jim Mann

Person living with dementia

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Living well with dementia

What it means for persons with dementia and their care partners to live well with dementia

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