I’ve just seen and listened to Kate Swaffer, an extraordinary Australian first diagnosed with dementia at the age of 49.
Here is a link.
Kate’s message is simple and powerful. If you are given a diagnosis of dementia, don’t go home and give up.
People with dementia see the world in a different way – not better, not worse, just different.
Her message, especially if you have just been diagnosed, is that the more you do in your life, the better your life will be. Don’t hide away. Be active, take part, do things – lots of things.
We know that red and near infrared lights help – if they slow down the progression, then you win. No harm in trying.