By Created Out of Mind
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Created Out of Mind presents Talking Life, a series of podcast conversations with a person, or people, experiencing a dementia about their relationships with topics such as beauty, willpower, purpose, connection, and sleep. This series aims to engage listeners in collective conversations with people experiencing dementias about everyday subjects, challenging them to reconsider their initial assumptions about dementia. Presented by Susanna Howard, Music by Hannah Peel and edited by Erland Cooper. Created Out of Mind is a team aiming to explore, challenge and shape perceptions and understanding of dementias through science and the creative arts. They are the second residents of The Hub at Wellcome Collection.
||CleanEpisode 1 - Purpose||‘Previously my purpose was to look after family… now since I wish people would be more aware of what dementia is about. In our community, the Asian community it is more of a taboo subject.’||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2- Obsession||‘It is hard to stop me! I say that of myself! I struggle to do balance. I do not want to become passive.’||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Prejudice and Discrimination||‘Our being LGBT is an important part of our life and goes with us wherever we are and if that can be respected in older life…we can’t ask for anything more.’||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Self-expression||‘I was feeling low, shell shocked from having the diagnosis. Poetry was quite cathartic… suddenly I thought I don’t want to write about my dementia anymore, it was boring and I’d got it out of my system! So I started talking about life and other||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Willpower||‘I believe in my willpower. So many places I get lost and if I don’t sit and remind myself in the morning before I leave the house, you got to do this and do that and come back home… even if you have to make two or three trips.’||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Beauty||‘Well I still love beauty and am very interested in all sorts of things. I’ve always felt I can make me look the part if you see what I mean. I’ve always - a bit of me - always thinks that I’m alright.’||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Nature||‘When we go out on our walks sometimes we walk for a long, long way without any fear or hesitation and I enjoy walking when I can see anything and there is nobody there that I would think would harm me.’||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Support Groups||‘The very first support group, there was someone there who was speaking about her relationship with her husband…it was very difficult to hear. Now, people are coming to me - it’s like you’ve already been through this and have a lot of knowledge||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Connection||‘I do actually believe that both of us grew through that experience and through being able to maintain a connection right up to the very end.’||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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