Remembering Richard Taylor

As Kate Swaffer says in today’s post: : ‘Together, we can and will change the world for people with dementia’.

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 8.12.22 amIn my series for Dementia Awareness Month 2016 #DAM2016 #WAM2016 of blogs, today again I continue to remember family and friends who are no longer with us, but who also were diagnosed with any type of a diagnosis of dementia.

Today I remember the late Richard Taylor Ph.D.

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles 

Christopher Reeve

Richard Taylor continues to be one of my heroes.

I wrote this Haiku version of an Elegy about Richard which I read out at our online remembrance last year. So often, less is more.


Kind, intelligent
Passionate, real and feisty
Deepest heart and soul

In his final newsletter, he started with, “Hello, again. Still Richard here, still living with more and more symptoms of dementia I can’t seem to work around/overcome.”

Richard always began his videos and presentations with: “Hello. My name is…

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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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2 Responses to Remembering Richard Taylor

  1. AmazingSusan says:

    Paul, I put a reply to your reblogging question here – did you get it?


  2. AmazingSusan says:

    Paul, please email me:; thanks.

    The short answer to your question about reblogging is: “NO, please do not copy and paste entire articles from my blog to yours.”


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