Please don’t forget me…Dementia, Dad and Me

I really have found it a struggle to sit down in front of the tele at 7pm for the last 6 months or so and enjoy one of my favourite soaps. I somehow want to but its been rather upsetting at the same time.

Somebody very close to me has been going through the exact same thing as Ashley Thomas on Emmerdale. The most horrible illness there is besides cancer and that is Dementia.

My wonderful Dad has been one of the unfortunate ones to get it at such a young age. The onset was at 65 when he had inflammation of the brain and was in a coma for nearly 3 weeks.

Before my Dad got Dementia I never really understood what it was and how it affected that person. I really thought it was just forgetfulness. How wrong was I.

Its changed Dad completely.

His personality has drastically changed from someone who wouldn’t say boo to a goose and detested swearing to someone who talks rather a lot in comparison, and swears in frustration. The memories we all shared with him most have been forgotten and some are very distant.  Its hard to know that my old Dad has gone and dementia Dad is here instead. But he is the best Dad and I help him all I can.

Although Dad still remembers my name and his face lights up when he sees my face I know in the not so near future he is going to forget who I am and wont be here forever like I would like.

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This photo is 4 years old but it’s one of my favourites that I will always hold dear along with the memories we have shared.

I want all of you reading this to take this bit of info away with you.

Make as many memories as possible, be whoever you want and don’t let anybody change you as one day that may be taken from you and you wish you had lived a your life to its fullest.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Please don’t forget me…Dementia, Dad and Me

  1. Dementia is a terrible thing. It is very cruel and deeply upsetting to see family members change their character completely. My uncle has it and he has changed from a very mild, gentle man into an aggressive and very different person. I hope those happy memories will return eventually. Xxx

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