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‘I have Alzheimer’s and I have a voice’

A scheme devised by and for people living with dementia is enabling them to share their experiences and provide support for carers.

A scheme devised by and for people living with dementia is enabling them to share their experiences and provide support for carers

I am a single woman of a certain age. I have Alzheimer’s disease and I live alone without a carer. I manage as best I can, but I am often in terror of inevitable future deterioration.

It began about two years ago, gradually, with the confusion of not being able to do familiar things, losing things and getting lost on the way to familiar places.

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There were many hospital tests and then the shocking diagnosis. A further shock was finding there are no effective treatments for Alzheimer’s. Suddenly I was forced to stop working – I

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