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What is it like to live with dementia?

Arthur ASCII

Registered User
Jan 17, 2019
47
Northamptonshire, UK
Well, I reckon I'm in a good place to know, because that's exactly what I do day to day.
So, I decided to write a Blog, recording my journey and making people aware that you can live well with dementia.

You can find the Blog here. I'd love to get some discussion going in the comments, so please have a look.

You can find it here:

Living With Dementia Blog
 

DreamsAreReal

Registered User
Oct 17, 2015
15
Your username made me smile, very clever.😃

I had a read of your blog posts, very interesting Idea to blog about having dementia and I like the way you write.

I’d love to know what’s going on in my mum’s head. Would like to read something like what are your thoughts regarding things like realising you can’t follow the plot in a tv show or book or trying to learn how to operate a new gadget. Or if you are finding it difficult to operate things you’ve used for years.

I can’t ask my mum because she doesn’t want to discuss it (or can’t?).
 

Arthur ASCII

Registered User
Jan 17, 2019
47
Northamptonshire, UK
Your username made me smile, very clever.😃

I had a read of your blog posts, very interesting Idea to blog about having dementia and I like the way you write.

I’d love to know what’s going on in my mum’s head. Would like to read something like what are your thoughts regarding things like realising you can’t follow the plot in a tv show or book or trying to learn how to operate a new gadget. Or if you are finding it difficult to operate things you’ve used for years.

I can’t ask my mum because she doesn’t want to discuss it (or can’t?).
Thanks for your interesting reply. Dementia is a journey, and I am at the stage of forgetfulness and difficulty with verbal communication. There are good and bad days though, and most days are the same for me as they are for you.
I will attempt to describe my difficulties as and when they occur, but I also want to chat about dementia-related topics in general. I want my blog to be interesting and empowering, not a litany of misery.
 

Arthur ASCII

Registered User
Jan 17, 2019
47
Northamptonshire, UK
Your username made me smile, very clever.😃

I had a read of your blog posts, very interesting Idea to blog about having dementia and I like the way you write.

I’d love to know what’s going on in my mum’s head. Would like to read something like what are your thoughts regarding things like realising you can’t follow the plot in a tv show or book or trying to learn how to operate a new gadget. Or if you are finding it difficult to operate things you’ve used for years.

I can’t ask my mum because she doesn’t want to discuss it (or can’t?).
Thanks for your interesting reply. Dementia is a journey, and I am at the stage of forgetfulness and difficulty with verbal communication. There are good and bad days though, and most days are the same for me as they are for you.
I will attempt to describe my difficulties as and when they occur, but I also want to chat about dementia-related topics in general. I want my blog to be interesting and empowering, not a litany of misery.
 

White Rose

Registered User
Nov 4, 2018
620
Well, I reckon I'm in a good place to know, because that's exactly what I do day to day.
So, I decided to write a Blog, recording my journey and making people aware that you can live well with dementia.

You can find the Blog here. I'd love to get some discussion going in the comments, so please have a look.

You can find it here:

Living With Dementia Blog
A great blog, well done
 

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