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This forum is for people who have been diagnosed with dementia.
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Today's topic is Communication
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The dementia guide is an Alzheimer's Society publication for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. This could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia.
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You are reading our I have dementia forum. If you have a dementia diagnosis, you may find the following information useful:
Booklets for people living with dementia
Word puzzles and computer screen calendars (many thanks...
As we walk slowly into deepest winter with the nights drawing in and the darkness of a winters night encompassing all i often think about how Winter cast its shadow of darkness over everybody and how similar that is when dementia shows its hand to families across the world. I...
OK I know this is likely to be me getting irritated but this morning I see an article that states that gardening can help with combating or preventing Dementia, Alzheimers et al.
Well that's handy. My wife was my deputy (I Know) Head Gardener for 10 years. Did it help?
The article also...
]My 'Don't Curse the Darkness - Light a Candle' Exhibition is now going on tour!
here's the address
The Parlour Cafe
93 Broomspring Lane
Email:email@example.comPhone: 0114 252 1155
Hi, i must admit there are not many things that get to me emotionally, but this did. A few weeks ago i was asked to help Young Dementia UK with a blog about how colors can affect people with dementia, not only walls, carpets ect, but also plates and drinking vessels. After posting it on line also,...
Happy birthday to you Sara hope you had a great day and hope the sun came out for you
It’s only the beginning of November yet a yearning and Christmas nostalgia has already got a grip on me and I know this sounds stupid but it makes me feel so very isolated.
I love Christmas and miss all the excitement and hype that comes with this time of year, but most of all I miss my family...
Thinking about our spouse who might have Alzheimer’s or any other type of Dementia during the build up to Christmas time and all the Christmas festivities
1st Purple Angel A BIRTHDAY PRESENT !!!! A MUST SHARE !!
I have been saving this one for today my friends, i can now announce that after having a meeting with the
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Local Pharmaceutical Committee
A few weeks ago which was attended by not only...
Today I went to the local memory cafe in case the lady who was desperate mentioned on Norms thread managed to get there. Sadly she didn't make it I was really looking forward to meeting her
It was great to meet new people as well as old friends
The Police were supposed to come and give a talk...
The Ripple Affect
A very good friend of mine once said to me a few years ago,
“Norrms” you have thrown a pebble into a pond and it has started a ripple effect, don’t be surprised if that ripple turns into a Tsunami! “”
I have often thought of what that meant and have indeed watched...
VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE SHARE
In just 7 days Time The Purple Angel dementia campaign will be celebrating its 1st Birthday. From humble beginnings in the early days to Global recognition in just 1 year is nothing short of a dream come true for My very own Angel Elaine, Jane Moore and myself. This...
OK this may be a radical view. It may upset some or a lot of people, even annoy you however the thought is made with a good heart. I, like many carers of loved ones, my wife has FTD (Picks), worry about the future and the probable care home needs. Nasty media attention to care homes doesn't help. I...
Thanks for every body who are concerned I am feeling down as low as I can go I am having high risk councillor to have my counselling on the phone never heard of that before
I am doing well on my weightwatchers diet and have decided to do a bit more walking, taking my camera with me
Just wondered if anyone can recommend a good pedometer I tried an app on my phone and it drained the battery and so didnt record all of my walk
I would quite like to get a watch with a...
Hi, i was diagnosed with vascular Dementia last month,im feeling quite frightened.
when i mention it to my family they just brush it off and say things like, oh just laugh about it youll be fine, or dont worry youll be ok,dont go brooding about it.
Maybe its me, but i feel they have not grasped...
Good Morning and PLEASE SHARE
Is It All Worth It ?
Elaine says at about 2am this morning I was screaming as loud as I could “It’s not MY FAULT “It’s not MY FAULT” with a terrified look on my face and arms flaying everywhere. Then, the night went from bad to worse after that! I didn’t...
Hiya, this is a link to what we at our Global Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign use for hospitals along with posters and material from our campaign. the downside is i am in it LOL Please dont worry all in this have signed the official secrets act and have given permission for this to be...
TIME TO CHANGE?
As I sat at my computer Elaine shouted that she was just going to the office in the front of our building (we live in Sheltered accommodation) It was the day after the awards, I was very tired and on edge so the slightest noise would make me jump a mile. Then the doorbell rang, I...
Reflections on a
As the clocks turned back an hour and the nights are now darker, last night we went down to the Harbour of Torquay to say Goodbye to the HUGE wheel (Similar to London eye) we have over the summer months as she took her last passengers high to look across a...
Hiya, we had such a good night last night at the Herald Express Newspaper Pride of South Devon Awards as a Nominee, and it was so humbling to be amongst Young Hero`s (the tears were flowing) Hero`s over 18+, community fundraisers and people who have spent the best part of 40 years + helping others...
Hiya, getting a little nervous now, off to London tomorrow at 7.45am Torquay to Paddington to sit in front of the judges at the Hilton Metropole hotel, Edgeware road for the National Dementia awards which will be held and winners announced on the 11th November.
its quite a trek for us, and will be...
At last I have updated my website and please feel free to download my memory book information document
I would like to thank every one for there support how do I become friends with everyone is it like the way thay do it on Facebook I would love to make friends with every one I have a lady from the memory team she is helping me. She rang me up yesterday and seid to me you are not thinking of doing...
One of the most asked questions I get asked these days are “How can you seem so well after seven years of being diagnosed with dementia?
My answer is usually “I am not sure” but I also explain it like this.
When I was first diagnosed, as many who have known me that long will tell...
Today I went to my first weight watchers evening (other groups are available)
I felt mega depressed all day and just wanted to cry and eat chocolate
I felt very alone at the group all I wanted to do was cry.
I guess it just pulls at something deep within to do with low self esteem as my dad and...
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