DEMENTIA- it’s a tough future to accept.
Having the onset of memory loss is difficult to cope with and manage, even for those of you who have a huge bank of resources. The changes that take place, not only within the person who is affected but also the changes the family unit has to endure, can leave you feeling lost and really let down. No wonder we call it the crisis of the 21st century.
It can be terrifying if someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The feeling of helplessness, of being out of control, and the pain of seeing someone you love slowly disappearing, can leave you wondering how you will cope – and whether you are up to it.
Right at this moment, turn to the person you love. I want you to imagine what life would be like – your life, as your loved one gradually forgets everything about you, eventually not being able to remember who you are, your name even, and your shared life. It’s a tough future to accept – and it’s up to you to decide whether to become a victim of circumstances or decide to take charge of what happens next.