McMurray, J. (2023). “You Should Not Need to Go to a Table in the Corner”: Experiencing Transitions with Jim Mann, Dementia Educator and Advocate. International Journal of Educational and Life Transitions, 2(1): 13, pp. 1–9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/ijelt.48
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Transcript of the Podcast
There is a commonly held myth that being over 65 is an end state, even more so related to the stigmatizing perceptions of older adults who are living with dementia. To a greater or lesser extent every person living with a dementia or a dementia-related disease, have been, are, or may be going through many transitions prior, during, or after their dementia diagnosis. Their response is so very contextual. Hope and agency is an important part of that context, and Jim’s story is a story of hope and agency. For the newly diagnosed or those who live with dementia, those who care for them, or knows or even sees someone living with the condition, my desire was to help them understand the possibilities, and to see how important it is for people living with dementia to be seen and most importantly, heard.