Nova Scotians invited to share their stories about dementia.
The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is thrilled to be partnering with singer-songwriter Christina Martin on an exciting new project, Remember Me: Songs and Stories Relating to Dementia.
Remember Me was developed out of a series of songs written during Christina’s Artist in Residency (2011-2012) with Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, Dalhousie Geriatric Medical Research and the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN). Five of the songs have been studio recorded over the past year with award winning producer Dale Murray.
Nova Scotians living with dementia, their family members, friends and partners in care are invited to participate in this project by sharing their experience with dementia through photographs, written stories or videos.
“I hope these songs provide a way for people to connect and share their own experiences relating to dementia and caring for others,” says Christina.
This January, during Alzheimer Awareness Month, Christina will be releasing a new song each week, starting on Monday, January 6th. These songs will be made available for free streaming/download at www.christinamartin.net/rememberme . To go along with the release of each new song, stories collected will be posted on Christina’s website.
“We are really excited to be working with Christina Martin on this project.” says Michele Charlton, Manager of Communications and Media Relations for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to provide insight into what thousands of Nova Scotians are experiencing who are living with dementia, as well as their family members, friends and partners in care.”
The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 6th. Those interested in sharing their story can contact Christina by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about dementia please visit www.alzheimer.ca/en/ns