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FTD, you and me.


New member
Jan 3, 2019
My patience is leaving, my hope has all gone, the day is darker with each new dawn. Its not Alzheimers but its much the same, if not myself then who is to blame? "Do you smoke?" they say, then "What do you weigh?" Is it a lifestyle thing? Have I used up my quota of delicious things? Healthy eating, exercise and fresh clean air, a little too late, it isn't fair. I'm a child of the 40s, we enjoyed what we had, who would have thought then that sugar was bad? We had chips for our dinner with sausage and gravy, but no TV then, we really weren't lazy. Ah yes, you say, the good old days, carefree and fun, before problems with memory had begun. But still, life can be sweet, with helpers and loved ones and people we meet. A new day is dawning, a fresh clean page, today I will try to gracefully age. Sorry, what did you say? Will that be tomorrow or when will it be, you know I am happy when you are with me.


Registered User
Jul 23, 2017
N Ireland
Hello @gladiola, you are welcome here and I hope you find the forum to be a friendly and supportive place.

Do take a good look around the site as it is a goldmine for information. When I first joined I read old threads for information but then found the AS Publications list and the page where a post code search can be done to check for support services in ones own area. If you are interested in these, clicking the following links will take you there



You will see that there are Factsheets that will help with things like getting care needs assessments, deciding the level of care required and sorting out useful things like Wills, Power of Attorney etc.

If you have any specific questions just feel free to start your own thread in this sub-forum https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/forums/i-care-for-a-person-with-dementia.70/

Now that you have found us I hope you will keep posting as the membership has vast collective knowledge and experience.

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