My ramblings to help someone newly diagnosed with dementia…

Wise words…

Which me am I today?

Don’t panic – there are so many things you or your supporter can do to help make life easier

Expect to have challenges. Always have a plan B for when for things go wrong

Making plans now will mean your loved ones won’t have to make those hard emotional decisions needed later down the line

Encourage others to support you to find new ways of doing things rather than do them for you and find a local DEEP Peer support group.

Never be embarrassed in telling people you have dementia. It’s a complex brain disease so what reason have we to be embarrassed?

Take part in research of any kind – social, technological and clinical – as without willing volunteers, researchers won’t be able to test their new theories on how to care, prevent or cure ………It also makes you feel valued and good…

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