Living well with Dementia
Dementia should not mean giving up. On the contrary, it’s possible to have the best time of our lives, once our caregivers and families understand that changes are normal and we need them to step in and fill in the gaps, like handling the finances, helping us understand other medical issues we may have.
Some issues are important for those around us to grasp and accept. Our perceptions may change and subsequently our reactions can be confusing to those who know us the best. They may say that we’re “no longer there” - not so. We are very much here and always will be - until our last breath.
Communication is crucial, especially as our cognitive abilities decline. We’ll give you tips on the basics of effective communication.