Episode 26

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Episode 26

Episode 26

Live for Today

Mary Beth Wighton’s warmth, candor and strength shine through as she talks about her journal, now in book form, Dignity and Dementia: Carpe Diem.

Written over a 6 year period, Mary Beth’s personal reflections frequently acknowledge the gifts from people in her life that have enabled her to live a full life and become a leading advocate for her peers living with dementia. The entries began as notes to her family and like ripples in a pond, they grew outward to reach a wider audience.

Mary Beth is co-chair of Dementia Advocacy Canada (https://dementiacanada.com) and  member of the Advisory Board for Canada’s Dementia Strategy
 
Our interview concludes with Mary Beth encouraging people with dementia to focus on their abilities, set some goals in whatever area(s) they choose and take themselves seriously in pursuing them.

 

Resources for this episode can be found under the following sections on our resource page:
-Advocacy/Awareness
-Literature


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