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Dementia Centred

I’ve always said that I’m so lucky to be a glass half full person. I always have been a positive person and I’ve also always been highly organised. Both these traits have given me the ability to face dementia head on. 

On the 31st July 2014 I was given the devastating diagnosis of young onset dementia. At the time I was living happily alone in York.  I was 58, otherwise healthy and working full time in the NHS at St James Hospital in Leeds. 

The year before I was diagnosed I’d had a few minor strokes, so I blamed many of the ‘odd’ incidents I’d had on that. It wasn’t until I did a series of in depth memory tests that dementia was mentioned in passing. But I was only 58 I hadn’t smoked for 30+ years, I didn’t drink and my diet was extremely healthy and I was very fit - running every other day was part of my normal routine. Like so many, at the time, I associated dementia with the elderly. But...

Dementia Centred
25th Feb 2019

When older people are admitted to hospital as an emergency there is often a fear that they will not return home. This fear...

Dementia Centred
25th Feb 2019