With an invisible condition such as Alzheimer’s and trying to live positively, we can end up becoming experts at appearing to be well – making dementia even more invisible. Some people simply accept the downward spiral but don’t want to talk about it or can’t talk about it – again, making dementia appear invisible.
To me, that makes it even more important to talk to those around you. So many supporters of those living with dementia have written to me about their loved ones or the person with dementia not talking, thus making it hard to understand how they feel or how they can help. Some are even in denial about the actual existence of dementia itself – both the people with dementia or their loved ones…….this can make it really hard for a couple, especially, to come to terms and adapt to living with dementia.
The clinical world is…
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