I see so many pictures of people with dementia yet they’re nearly all of people so much older than me. The campaign for early diagnosis will start to bring the average age down of those with the condition. The image people have in their head tends to be one of an elderly person in a nursing home, lonely and in a world of their own. Whilst, tragically many cases like this do still exist, I can assure you there are many people with dementia out in this small world of ours, determined to ‘outdo’ this cruel condition; determined to make the most of life and make valuable contributions. Determined to bring about change and raise awareness
I hope I’m one of those people. Next time you think of someone with dementia, don’t think of someone with no hope in their lives – think of me instead. As you can see, I haven’t suddenly grown 2 heads and I can still smile and be happy.