Receiving a diagnosis of Dementia is a life changing event.
Often it feels like the beginning of the end, the images we see and read in the media and the perceptions of others have a negative effect.
For some however, it can be the end of the beginning, especially when diagnosed at an earlier stage.
The ravages of this insidious disease not yet fully taking over the person receiving the diagnosis, leaving reducing abilities.
Making memories, continuing to do the things you like doing for as long as possible, trying new things, may be possible as long as those reducing abilities are there, whilst acknowledging that there are many unable to do these things.
Some may Advocate for change in the world of Dementia trying to show the positives to counter the negatives, to enable not disable, but never wishing to have a negative impact on those that cannot do the things they are doing.
In trying to change things, they try to show a positive benefit to change to encourage those with the purse strings to uphold the rights of everyone living with Dementia, whilst acknowledging that changes effects do depend on the individual and where they are in this life with this insidious chronic terminal disease.
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” It’s simply time for others to take over. I’ve had enough.
No, of course I’m not going to stop everything! And I’ve got a few commitments in my diary for the next year. But I want to stop thinking about bloody dementia every hour of every day.
And just live. “
George Rook’s article titled What really matters?