Case Story

Living Well with Dementia: Creating a Regional Strategy for the East Midlands

By Julie Barnes and Jill Guild

“If you are saving for a rainy day, you need to recognize it when it comes.”

Heather was so relieved to have the diagnosis and to know, for sure, what was happening to her. At fifty-three, it was hard to imagine the future with Alzheimer’s disease, but now she and her family could face it together and “start living again.” For them, this means enjoying the time they have together, traveling, celebrating, and doing things they might never have done, while they can. Dave, her husband, left work and together they are living their life to the full, including campaigning for greater national and local awareness of dementia and ...

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