Last year I attended the Young Dementia UK conference in Birmingham. Looking back at my blog for the day, I can see that many of my friends with dementia were present, which would have been wonderful.
Young Dementia UK, made a short film of us during the conference highlighting how a diagnosis isn’t the end but the beginning of a different life. It’s how you embrace that new life that makes all the difference.
It tells how support can simply be life giving and peer support. We all speak of the many different kinds of support that can exist.
“The support I get is informal from other people with dementia who I meet at these sort of conferences and events and from communicating with people on Twitter, blogs and facebook……”…..said the lovely @george rook
Others have group support and where in those rare parts of the country where there is formal support. My own main support comes from my ever patient and amazing daughters
As for me I talk about how having dementia could potentially be a very lonely experience and having the knowledge and connection to other people who are going through exactly the same type of situation is very comforting and reduces the isolation.
It’s so good to hear everyone talk and to see lovely smiley pictures of us all
Make yourself a cuppa and take time out of your busy worlds to listen to us all talking about how we all cope with dementia…….