Is someone you love affected by dementia?
When you hear your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia you may have anticipated this for some time – the changes, often small to start with, becoming severe enough to affect daily life. But this doesn’t lessen the impact the diagnosis can have on you.
“I feel like I am grieving already. I have already lost the mum I knew.”
The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour. This can be very distressing to see in someone you love and it can be really valuable to speak about how you feel and get support from others who have experienced it.
“We planned our future together but that future has been taken away from us”
Our first community event held at the Social Care Exchange, just off Doddington Road, on 5th March aims to reach out to those impacted by someone with dementia - providing community support and the chance to meet others in a warm, welcoming environment and share experiences.
“The hardest thing is watching someone you love forget they love you”
Caring for someone takes a physical and emotional toll on the carer. It is important to take time for yourself to recharge.
Drop in to the Social Care Exchange, just off Doddington Road between 6-7 pm.