I am, one of two daughters of a lovely woman living with dementia. My mother was diagnosed with dementia in October 2015.
Following a series of mini-strokes and a stay in hospital, mum went into a care home. I write more about what happened in this letter, to my Dear Mum. Since then, my husband, sister and I have been trying to support mum, as well as we can. I have moved in to her house in South Wales, far away from my husband in Brighton, so I am at hand to visit and take her out frequently. I also work with the carers in the home to improve her well-being.
I set up this blog to share ideas and strategies about supporting someone who is living with dementia. It is primarily for other people who have relatives with the disease. I would like to start a conversation with people who are going through similar experiences, and professionals who have expertise to share. I hope to learn from you and your experiences, and to share mine.