Richard Taylor is one of the best-known authors and speakers about dementia from a personal perspective. Richard was diagnosed with dementia, probably of the Alzheimer’s type, when he was 58 years old. What he has written and speaks about relates to persons with all types of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s Disease. Through his book Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out, his Blog, and speaking opportunities, he has been working for almost a decade to change the stereotypes and stigmas of dementia of all types.
This video highlights Richard sharing a few very important aspects of life with dementia:
Last August, Richard Taylor was interviewed for a Leaders in Eldercare audio podcast by Ryan Malone. I’ve found this interview to be very helpful for people dealing with family members or friends with dementia and for people wanting to understand the effects of these diseases. Be sure to check out the podcast website. Meanwhile, I encourage you to listen to the conversation by pressing the arrow on the player below:[audio:http://smartbugmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/RichardTaylor-AlzheimersFromTheInsideOut.mp3]