Momentia is a grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community. For too long, a diagnosis has meant fear, shame, isolation, loss of purpose and despair. But there’s a new dementia story being told.
It’s being told by persons living with dementia who are rising up to say, “we’re still here!” It’s being told throughout our parks, theaters, libraries, museums and cafes – as our vibrant public spaces become venues for an exponentially expanding number of “dementia-friendly” opportunities like walking groups at the zoo, art gallery tours, and gardening volunteer programs. And it’s a story we can all be a part of.
Together, we can transform what it means to live with dementia in community, changing the story from one of despair, to one of connection, growth, purpose, hope, and finding joy in the moment.
We had a great talk about this new movement with Pamela Nolte, Community Liaison, Taproot Theatre Company. Listen here...