Looking for support?!

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by aivilog, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. aivilog

    aivilog New member

    Nov 27, 2018
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    My mum was diagnosed when I was 17, a few weeks into year 12. That first year of knowing was the worst. Within a few months of being diagnosed, my mum's paranoia was so bad she was in the hospital for a few months. She hated my dad and blamed him it for it, she denied having anything wrong with her and struggled to accept the diagnosis. After finally being put on medication to balance all of this, she returned home. But it still wasn't all well and bright. A few months later my mum had enough packed a bag and walked out the front door, I was the only one home and I couldn't stop her from leaving. My mum ran away from home and went to the beach. This ended up being good for her. The sun and the water improved her mood and she was doing great.

    Fast forward 2 years, I'm now 20, mums 59. Her memory is declined at a pace I can't even begin to understand. She forgot her last name when signing for a parcel, she came up to me when I was visiting home last and asked how my name was spelled.

    I just feel this strong urge to communicate with other younger people who are also going through this. Makes it feel a little less scary.
     
  2. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
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    Bristol
    Hullo and welcome to TP, Avilog. I'm closer to your mum's age and can empathise with how scary it is dealing with someone you care about having Dementia. You will get plenty of support and good advice here, but if you post on the forum for
    Younger people with dementia and their carers you should find people closer to your own age. Good luck and look after yourself.
     

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