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.
It breaks my heart to see my partner changing we live day to day he is talking about the past alot and theres repetitiveness but yes you have to live in the moment with them and it can be hard work at times but I keep him happy as much as I can you find you dont have much time for you anymore that you have to put more time into the person you Love and you do what you have to do and make the most of the time you have together and cherish every moment you have
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.