What is dementia? What have you learned from dementia? How do you want to be remembered?
People living with dementia, and carers, give their thoughts on these important questions in the latest videos released as part of the Courageous Conversations series.
Your videos made me cry. My mother passed away 5 months ago after a terrible 3+ years with Alzheimers. The videos brought it all back to me. Diagnosis is such a turning point for the family as well as the person - your life is never the same. Your messages are good - look for the happy moments because that's all that really counts. I learnt to be in the moment with Mum, and to step into her world, take away her issues, and then distract her so she wasn't worried or frustrated anymore. I've learnt to have incredible patience and unconditional love. It is a very sad journey as the person changes and feels lost in every way. I can't imagine what it was like inside her head as the disease progressed. I miss my old Mum.