HFC - Humans of Dementia Storytelling
There are presently no open calls for submissions.
About Humans of Dementia
“Sharing our personal stories isn’t easy, but it reminds us that we are not alone. So let’s talk about it. Let’s share our stories: the good, the bad, and the ugly.”
- Lauren Miller Rogen, HFC Co-Founder
HFC's Humans of Dementia contest focuses on storytelling as a tool to drive awareness and inspire change about Alzheimer's disease. By focusing on the person and not the disease, Humans of Dementia aims to bring light to and elevate the conversation around Alzheimer's disease so we can reduce the stigma and shame often surrounding loved ones living with the disease.
Think of someone in your life who had or still lives with Alzheimer's or related dementia. Who was the person you are profiling before the devastating effects of Alzheimer's or dementia took hold? This is your chance to tell their story or feature a compelling aspect of their life. In telling it, you will be joining a movement of people who are bringing light and awareness to this space. Together, we can bring light to Alzheimer's.
To the extent possible, we encourage entrants to interview the person living with Alzheimer's or dementia. If this is not possible, then we encourage you to talk to and interview family members and/or friends of your loved one. Interviews will be integral to your written and/or visual storytelling as they provide you with different perspectives, insight, anecdotes, as well as quotes, all of which will greatly enrich your story and paint a better picture of who you are profiling.