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Session 1 - Exploring the Experience of Dementia


Everyone has a different experience living with dementia. Every story is unique. This session will help to answer some of your questions and address some of your concerns about living with the disease.

You’ll meet Wayne, Chris and Yukola, who are each living with dementia.  They will talk to us about what it is like to live with the disease. They’ll share their experiences, thoughts and feelings and offer practical tips and suggestions.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this session, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate how it feels to live with dementia.
  • Examine some challenges of living with dementia and helpful ideas for living a full life.
  • Acknowledge the importance of maintaining hope while living with dementia.
  • Identify a range of healthy lifestyle choices that can help you cope with the changes you are experiencing.

Work through the various parts of the session at your leisure.  Move from one part to another at your own pace and in the order that makes sense to you, based on your own needs and interests.

Take time to visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to discuss the topics and ideas introduced throughout this session. 

At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.


  • Introduction

    You are here
  • Part 1 - The Experience of Dementia: Personal Stories

    Part 1
  • Part 2 - Dementia Diagnosis from an Insider's Perspective

    Part 2
  • Part 3 - Take Action for Healthier Living

    Part 3
  • Part 4 - My Personal Action Plan

    Part 4
  • Part 5 - Reflection and Next Steps

    Part 5
  • Summary


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