A video diary of my dementia.
In 2010, Gerda Saunders
learned she had cerebral microvascular disease, a precursor to
dementia. A writer and academic, she began to keep a journal of how her
diagnosis and the advancing disease altered her life and identity. At
61, with startling clarity and intellectual might, she set out to
chronicle her own decline.
In 2014, Slate published an essay by Saunders, “My Dementia,” that captured some of this project and enthralled readers. Now VideoWest, from Utah NPR affiliate KUER, is bringing an arresting new dimension to Saunders’ diary: an ongoing docuseries featuring her and her family as they work through the changes and decisions ahead. Watch the first episode above. Slate will continue to publish this occasional series in the months ahead.
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