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New member
Apr 14, 2022
I am 55 years old and I have a diagnosis of vascular dementia and alziemers and was diagnosed about 9 months ago, it was a massive shock, overnight I went from a site manager to retirement and losing my driving licence.
My world seemed to of fallen apart, but now I'm content with the hand I've been dealt with, I'm doing paintings, that I give away, also put my daily efforts, high and low, regardless, showing how my perception is now nurturing.
Most days seem on a loop, I do certain things that either have no sense or reason, but I have a wonderful family supporting me throughout this adventure.
I use social media to put our awareness out there from the patients side of this awful disease.
If I can help just one person in talking or sharing then I will and gladly accept other people's feelings and perceptions.
Sending you all my love


Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
Welcome to the forum @andrew13570.

I’m so sorry to read about your diagnosis but what a positive post.

I’m so glad you found this forum. You’ll always get support and understanding here.


Registered User
May 5, 2019
Welco,e Andrew, and lovely to see someone e;se content with their lot. We are few and far between. Its 3 years since my diagnosis now and on the whole take each day as it comes. I too paint occasionally. I never had time before. I cold water swim in natural waters three times a week and this makes me feel alive and I am convinced it stimulates my brain. Today i am looking forward to spending in sunshine in the orchard listening to birdsong and doing the odd bit of pottering in my organic garden. Tponight a meal; with dear friends. tomorrow I shall no doubt be 'off line' mainly as socialising totally and absolutely wears me out now.

good to know your family are supportive but dont forget they also need to be able to recharge. Luckily for them you sound open to supported facilities like mens sheds and other groups.

Go live the life!!


Registered User
Aug 11, 2021
Welcome @andrew13570 ,. I find your positivity inspirational. @Dunroamin you likewise have so much positivity that it puts some of us who are well to shame!

Keep on doing what you’re doing!