Learning to live with, and without, dementia: Two personal perspectives

Receiving the news of any life threatening or potentially life limiting condition is likely to impact hugely on individuals, family and friends. A diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other serious ill health such as dementia, can be devastating and life changing. This paper catalogues the journeys of two people diagnosed with dementia and explores the impact and uncertainty of two people diagnosed with dementia, only to be informed several years later that they did not have dementia at all. A truly roller coaster ride of emotions indeed. Written by BJF staff, with a conclusion from Ted Bowman, Trainer, Writer, and Educator, ... Read more

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