I’ve been writing a lot lately about the misconceptions surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia. One of the biggest is that life is over once a person has been diagnosed.
There’s a group of people living with dementia that has taught me that while it’s a hell of a lot more challenging, this is an absurd belief.
This group is comprised of some of the strongest and most caring people I have ever met. Although they are faced with a disease that presents a very unique set of challenges, to say the least, they are fighting back to live a positive and full life while they can.
They are today’s heroes who are helping pave the way for tomorrow’s people with dementia. They are doing this by helping one another live better with dementia today. By doing so, they are breaking down the stigmas and misconceptions.
Please learn more about this group by reading my complete article:
Dementia Mentors– A Peer Group and Family Group in One
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Your dedication to the cause in truly inspiring. I have been reading your posts for the past few years, just had to say that.
My mom is 84, in mid-advanced stages, i never had any knowledge or face to face life experience with this illness. Had to learn in a hurry and now manage a team of 3 caregivers (i provide private care at her apartment and will do so as long as i can, no nursing homes or facilities for her).
Articles like yours helped me get up to speed in my learning, understanding and adjusting to her (and mine) new reality.
i am thankful to you, for your time, effort, dedication and clarity to help people in our situation
Vlad (from Toronto)
Mike Good says
Your comments mean the world to me 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to share. Please reach out to me if there is anything I can help you with. I hope the best for you, your mother, and all of those involved in her care.