The 4 Amigos chat again…….

Great news for the 4 of us….we’re now officially a DEEP group just like Minds and Voices are……you can see our page along with all the other groups on the website 😍 and you can find all our videos here too ☺️

The 4 Amigos

It’s been a while but we finally managed to find a Monday we could all do and this week the 4 Amigos talked about ‘what we want people to know when they’re diagnosed’…..

The process of diagnosis can be the most distressing, especially when the process itself is so clinical and fails to see the person and is so negative. If only that part of the process could change people would not feel so down and as distressed. We all know it’s a bummer of a diagnosis but if handled differently it can lead to a different life starting…..

Hope you find it useful……

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About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

7 thoughts on “The 4 Amigos chat again…….

  1. As ever a thought provoking discussion. I wonder how you all feel about the term ‘dementia’? I think I am right that it is not used in Japan. It does unfortunately carry very negative connotations. My brother in law asked his wife not to tell anyone about his diagnosis. There is a lot in a name and I feel time has moved on and another term should be found. Difficult I know, but one ‘that does n’t scare the horses’ is needed. I never use the term dementia, I say the long winded, ‘a progressive memory problem’. Can the 4Amigos discuss this some time?

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  2. Great to see the 4 Amigos again.
    What valid comments. Hope the right people will be listening Wendy. A positive change when diagnosis given will make such a difference. 🤞🏻

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