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Samuel A. Simon Is Dementia Man - The Man and The Play

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Lori La Bey talks with Samuel A. Simon who was diagnosed in 2018 with Mild-Cognitive Impairment and in 2021 with Early-Stage Alzheimer's.  He is currently under medical treatment and a participant in a drug trial. Dementia Man, An Existential Journey is the second play created and produced by The Actual Dance, LLC.  It will make its world premiere at Capital Fringe in Washington D.C. in July 2023.

Learn About:

  1. The Black Wall?
  2. The process of getting a diagnosis.
  3. “Curb Cuts” What are they for dementia?
  4. Sam’s play, Dementia Man.


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“As he considers these possibilities, his story comes to life so vividly that one almost forgets there is one man on stage with a script. Sam’s story offers a raw, unfiltered view into the challenges one faces when beginning to lose cognition, including the fear of the unknown; the urgency of the decisions that have to be made; and the tribulations of navigating a broken healthcare system all while balancing the desire to live a full life, a comfortable life, and a life of service to others.”


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