Children of YOD: the invisible carers

Day 23: Dementia Awareness Month 2014 Media Release, 3 September 2014 Diagnosis of younger onset dementia has life changing impact on families Dementia is not something you associate with young people yet it is estimated that there are more than 24,400 Australians living with younger onset dementia. A diagnosis of younger onset dementia is not…

Reactions to dementia

When a person with dementia ‘comes out’ about their diagnosis, and openly admits they are living with the symptoms of, and diagnosis of dementia, there are a number of reactions and responses. The person with dementia (PWD) is thrown into complete turmoil; anger, ‘why me?’, surely it can’t be true, let’s get a second opinion,…