I could have gone into a deep depression when diagnosed. I could have chosen to give in to dementia. What I hope my book shows is how life can take many turnings and our attitude to challenges thrown at us, in whatever form, not only medical but life’s simple challenges – birth death, divorce…….any challenge – can determine the way our life turns out.
I chose, after realising that no one else was going to help me, to help myself and my daughters. People often forget, that every day we make decisions about the ways we live our life, and that decision – be it small or large like mine – can be the difference between sinking or swimming.
By the very nature of my book, it is about the loss of the old and the birth of the new me. What I also hope it shows to others is how relationships change in a crisis and how new friends are made but most of all, how adapting to this new world is the key to survival.
What I hope is that people will share and recommend my book to those not affected by dementia.
By sharing my book with people whose lives havn’t been touched in this way, not only are you raising awareness but even more so, you’re showing others that the path our lives take when dealing with any crisis can affect how our lives turn out.
My book was officially published in Australia on World Book Day, March 1st.
I found myself in the Sydney Morning Herald promoting my book at the weekend. I know I did it as I can hear my words but goodness knows when I did it……bloomin dementia at work again…..however, I searched my blog and what I do remember after finding it, is that he was a really kind journalist….and the article he wrote is spot on. Link below.