Using their own words and scripting, these individuals share their stories and experiences with audiences made up of family members, peers, friends, care partners, and professionals. Working with a professional moderator and writer, in groups online or in person, clients are able to create their own narrative, expressing their fear, anger, frustration, hope and determination — often with humor and love.
Inspired by her work with individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families, To Whom I May Concern is the brainchild of Maureen Matthews, who has worked with memory-impaired individuals for over 30 years. Searching for a way to support and encourage dialogue between individuals with dementia and the people around them, Maureen developed the project as a way to facilitate this communication. From a single group performance created as part of her dissertation, TWIMC has grown into a program that is used by groups around the country to help understand what it means to have a diagnosis of dementia