Dad’s Dementia diagnosis was a sigh of relief. It was him, not us that was bat …. …..

I’m torn on this one because in some ways it was the biggest relief that he had a medical condition and he wasn’t just turning in to an unbearable person.

Dad as a young man

It was also validation that they reckon he had this condition for years prior to diagnosis so we weren’t mad or over sensitive.

Knowing it was now real, we had to deal with it so as a family we moved in to action.

We got support from Dementia New Zealand Organization and attended a group of workshops to acquire skills. Later we moved to Australia and continued to learn.

Go to next > Education

If you are in New Zealand,

If you are in Australia,
1800 100 500

Meet them and attend workshops

How did you feel when your patient was diagnosed? Angry, relieved or numb? Add a comment below for others to read.

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