Try to be positive.
Continue to do the things you enjoy. Get out and about. If you feel uncertain about doing some things, ask a trusted person to come with you. Now is a time to think about doing the things you always wanted to do. With the right support, you could fulfil that dream.
I thought to myself – What can I do now? What do I do now? What I do now is walk around with a smile on my face because I’m still alive and I’m still happy, enjoying my life.” (Person with Dementia)
If you feel low or frustrated with changes you are experiencing, talk to your doctor and your family. Consider speaking with a counsellor. You will have good days and hard days. You might have days when you feel very tired and overwhelmed, stop and take things slow. You will also have days when you feel good and have lots of energy, use those days to do things you enjoy doing.
See Living well with dementia for practical tips for day to day life.