When Jean Tottie took early retirement in 2007 to look after her father who was living with dementia, she discovered life story work, a practice of talking about and recording people’s individual life stories. After seeing how much it benefitted her dad, she became a founding member of the Life Story Network, which hosts tide – together in dementia everyday. At the Life Story Network our mission is to transform society through the power of life stories.
Recently Jean spoke with elder about the power of recreating our life stories with other people – and why it is key to understanding a person and providing true person-centred care. You can read the full interview here, and we would love to know your thoughts!