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Feeling Connected and Purposeful With Dementia


In this second conversation with Jean Ross, she touches on various topics associated with a dementia diagnosis:

  1. Dementia is a 2-person disease; we can easily forget the family care partner who takes on most of the brunt resulting in possible isolation.

  2. We're still trying to understand the disease. What is it about the process (stress and isolation) which brings ill effects on the care partner's own health?

  3. The power of doing the simple - getting out of the house and seeking the opportunity for connection.

  4. The SongShape Chorus will create another layer of opportunities where someone can take their loved one affected by this disease and have this music-making experience, where they feel connected and supported. Working on music in preparation for a performance gives them purpose.

For Part 1 of my conversation with Jean, visit here.



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