O’Brien – Voiceless with Dementia Still Inspires

Despite Dementia, Michael O’Brien Smiles Twenty-one years ago, when I became a full-time family caregiver for my father with dementia, few people talked openly about living with dementia. Most didn’t want to talk about it at all and their families usually spoke about it, quietly. We often used the term, Alzheimer’s, to describe nearly all cases of dementia except for Parkinson’s. Much has changed over the years. We’re growing more comfortable speaking about other causes of dementia including vascular, Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s, and fronto-temporal lobe. More people with dementia are feeling empowered to speak out. We are fortunate to […]