I have dementia... well i should say, I have been diagnosed with dementia! This was devistating as I'm sure all that have had that moment, know only too well!? I could not except this and looked for reasons why they were wrong. However, as the support progressed at the Juniper Centre staff, especially with one psychologist... I think that is what he was... who was very direct, honest and explained it all to me, and my family, and answered any questions. With the realisation that what had developed was true, I was aware of this thing eating away at me.. I started to accept the inevitable, but if I had dementia.. . would I know I have it? This really got to me and I became sure that I shouldn't be able to understand the dementia I had, surely that was the very nature of dementia!? It still gets me sometimes... so I would like to ask those of you in the same sittuation... Do you know? Are you aware of what is happening? I hope this makes sense!?