The journey so far …

His doctor took his driving licence away! From that time on, my wonderful, loving, physically fit husband’s behaviour changed – running away, not dressing correctly, irritable with me. David went into respite care when I went to the USA with my daughter for the birth of another great-grandchild and a permanent place was found for him when I returned home. It has been 18 months of watching him slowly losing memory of family and friends, and now he is mostly sleeping. I know he is in a safe place and …

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Living well with Dementia

I am 67, and I was diagnosed with dementia eight years ago. I believe I am living well with dementia. God has blessed me in ways that I could never have dreamt of eight years ago. Opportunities have been opened up for me (and my husband, Timothy) to be involved on the public stage as an advocate for people living with dementia, and for dementia research, and I have had amazing experiences. This is my story. I completed my general nurse and midwifery training in Melbourne, and later I gained …

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