STIGMATIZATION Strikes Again

This is an AWESOME blog about Alzheimer’s.

A Bit of Brian's Brilliance

It’s been a while since I have been personally stigmatized. It was a good run! Sure I still hear comments like, “If I didn’t know you had Alzheimer’s, I would have never known,” but I don’t consider that Stigmatization. I actually consider it a compliment. It means everything I have been doing to keep my brain busy (i.e.speaking engagements, social engagement, word puzzles, daily exercise, listening to music) I’m doing what I need to do to keep my Alzheimer’s at bay.

In a recent conversation with my friend and someone who I consider a Mentor, Dr. Al Power, I was told the story of Christine Bryden. (I’ve included a link to her website below). Christine (who lives in Australia)  was diagnosed in 1995 with Dementia but has continued her Advocacy for 20+ years after her diagnosis. Christine has been a passionate advocate for people with dementia, addressing conferences around…

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