Living a good life with dementia: it is possible

screen-shot-2018-04-12-at-8-36-48-am-e1523487894931.pngLiving Well, Even With Alzheimer’s

Many people have the idea that Alzheimer’s disease is a one-way street to inexorable decline, but patients can remain active and engaged.

Seven years ago, Joe, a 73-year-old man with a patrician bearing, came to see me at my Manhattan office with his stylish wife and their grown daughter. (I’ve changed his name to protect his privacy.) Read the full article here…

Via David Kramer (thanks David!)

I just found this post in my drafts folder, having completely forgotten it was there!

It’s a great read, and whilst I’m not a big fan of the term ‘Living well with dementia’ I do know it’s possible to live a better life than patients are told to expect when diagnosed.

When we advance to late stage dementia, or cancer, or MND, or life, it’s not always much fun and almost always involves significant suffering. But as I wrote many years ago, why live like that now.


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