Archive for October, 2010

WRITE TO RECLAIM IDENTITY IN DEMENTIA

As exemplified by Richard Taylor, writing makes it possible for an individual with dementia to engage with others in a dialogue that creates meaning and forms identity. Quotations from books written by Taylor and others living with dementia can teach much about the lived experience, including how caregivers might attend more carefully to personhood.

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Contact Info
Ellen Ryan, webhost: info@writingdownouryears.ca
Dep’t of Health, Aging and Society, KTH – 226, McMaster University Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
(905) 525-9140 Extension: 27227
Ellen B. Ryan Ph. D.
Specialist in Aging: Psychology, Communication, Spirituality, Writing Facilitator
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