Sam Simon, Playwright of “Dementia Man” – Featured on Dementia and the Arts

Lori La Bey and Mary Cresenzo, host Dementia and the Arts. Today they talk with Samuel A. Simon who was diagnosed in 2018, with Mild-Cognitive Impairment and in 2021 with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s. Sam is known as “Dementia Man” and he has written the play “Dementia Man, An Existential Journey” which is the second play he has created and produced. Sam also does a short read of a portion of his play as well.

A Brilliant Performance That Is Life changing For It’s Audience.

Learn About:

1. The importance of this play

2. What Sam gets out of writing his story

3. How audiences are reacting to Dementia Man

4. Improv and the “Power of Yes And”

5. Sam’s “Moments of Meaning”

6. “Curb Cuts” What are they for dementia?

7. What is next for Sam?

Read A Review Of Dementia Play:

“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.”

Contact Samuel A. Simon


Email Sam

FaceBook @DementiaMan

X- Twitter @DementiaMan

YouTube  @DementiaMan

Instagram @TheDementiaMan

LinkedIn @SamuelASimon

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