Hello, my name is David Paulson

Image source: David Paulson

On day six of #DAI’s #WAM2018 series of #Hello my name is blogs, we share one of our USA members, Dr David Paulson’s story of living with dementia.

David Paulson was raised on a traditional Midwestern farm in the U.S. Fascinated by the human language processing, he later earned a doctorate in Spanish Applied Linguistics from the Univ of Illinois.

He was subsequently appointed to teach English Composition at the Univ of Barcelona in Spain, going on to spend time in 14 of the 19 Hispanic countries. He has taught Spanish, French, English as a Second Language, The U.S. Constitution (in English and Spanish) and G.E.D. prep for over 30 years, traveling widely with students from the Univ of California, State University of Minnesota and Concordia College systems. David has recently retired.

Thank you David for sharing your video story for this series to help us raise awareness. David is very actively involved in DAI, is a member of one of our USA peer to peer support groups and will be hosting our new Spanish-language peer-to-peer support group starting October 9, 2018.

David Paulson & Dementia Alliance International © 2018

Special thanks to David for his video, and to Mike Belleville for the final production of it. Together, we are stronger, and importantly, we support each other to have a voice.

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