A diagnosis of dementia deeply affects each and every one it touches.
Dementia is a challenge to one’s identity, but when we accept that identity is born from our connection and relationships with people, we can live knowing that dementia does not change ours, or our loved ones place in the world.
A magnolia inspires, due to its ability to survive and adapt to its everchanging environment, representing stability grace and dignity the magnolia is symbolized in Dementia New Zealands’ Still Me campaign.
Wear this Still Me piece as a symbol of the love and courage it takes to walk as or beside someone with dementia. Proceeds of the sale of this piece goes to providing life changing therapies for those living with dementia in New Zealand.
I am still me, let go of expectation and lets just be.
I designed this piece, based on the evolving bud of a Magnolia,I chose the bud to represent the freedom and acceptance that letting go of expectation can bring to any of life’s challenging circumstances, including a diagnosis of dementia.The Magnolia bud is presented as beautiful, tight layers that unfurl gently from a strong spine, seemingly without order or expectation.Released from these confines, the magnolia blooms, promising indeterminate beauty.Made from beautiful quality rhodium plated, sterling silver, finished with a high polish, the Magnolia bud conceals a delicate engraving of the words Still Me- a reminder to let go of expectation and appreciate the beauty of the moment.Rachel @themintrepublic