This book is comprised of real-life stories that describe early and middle stage dementia from my perspective—that of a man who has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
In my own experience, much of the first-person writing regarding dementia—while useful and often poignant—tends to focus on the grimmer side of the disease. It is my ambition to chronicle the humorous and opportunity-rich aspects of dementia, in hopes that it may inspire those affected to see a glimpse of light where there is often much gloom.
My journey thus far has not been without its darker days, but I have also been witness to delightful surprises and joyously humbling moments. The aim of these stories is to become a point of interaction between folks with dementia and their loved ones, to not only share the personal experience but also to open a doorway into the little-known world of dementia—and perhaps have some fun along the way.
This book is a tribute to the Emily Fisher Charter School. It tells the true story of the achievements of students and also the downfall of the school.