Dementia in My Family offers valuable resources and information for children and adults who either know someone living with dementia or have dementia in the family.
If someone in your family has dementia, you might be impacted even if you don’t live in the same house as the person with dementia. It can be very upsetting and stressful. You may experience confused and mixed feelings and feel overwhelmed at times. This is very normal. It is very hard to watch someone you love and who loves you go through personality change, lose their independence and not recognise the faces of the people who care the most.
It is important to remember that even if the person with dementia becomes angry, cries a lot or does really strange things, they have a brain disease and cannot help what they are doing. It is also important to remember that you have a life to live too, and have every right to feel like it’s all quite unfair. Don’t blame them or yourself for what is happening.
This website will explain what dementia is and how it effects the brain. It will tell you how to deal with it and how to share your story.