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The Life Story Project - Helping provide dignified care for people living with dementia
Episode 1117th November 2022 • Living With Alzheimer's • Christoph Sisson
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In this episode, Ginger and I speak with Beth Mastel-Smith, professor of nursing at The University of Texas at Tyler, about the Life Story project she is conducting with Michelle Kimzey, professor of nursing at Texas Christian University.

The Life Story project pairs nursing students with people living with dementia (called mentors) who share life stories that will help healthcare students better understand how to provide dignified care.

We discuss details about the project and share a personal story about Ginger’s recent hospital experience that may have been improved if more of the emergency room staff had participated as students in the Life Story project.

If you know a person living with dementia who would like to participate in the Life Story project, call or text Beth at 713.416.5690 or email her at