It’s so important to listen to the lived experience of people living with dementia. George Rook, from the UK, is an activist working to improve life for people living with dementia. George started sharing his lived experience of dementia online in 2014 when he was diagnosed at just 63. In this post he shares a conversation he had with the daughter of a lady diagnosed with dementia. It is really worth the 3 minutes it will take for you to read.
People with dementia have more insight than we realise
They need connection with friends, family and neighbours. Talking with people with dementia is easier when we relax and enjoy connecting. We can all do it better with insight from George.
Chair, Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance
Chair, Member of Three Nations Dementia Working Group
Co-Chair of LEAP, the Lived Experience Advisory Panel, Dementia UK
Co-Chair of the Shropshire and Telford Health Economy Steering Group
Influencer for change in healthcare
And I have dementia at 63!
This has been reposted with permission from George Rook; here is his latest blog post:
You can read George’s blog; George Rook living with dementia as well as I can.