It was no wonder I lost my identity, I have been known by two official different surnames and three unofficial surnames, I had a nickname that I felt was unfounded and demeaning, a nickname that allowed to go on for far too long. I am not defined by my relationship to another person, I am Faye, Faye Danuta
Dementia Alzheimer’s can be a cruel disease. From my experience as a carer, they can be warning signs or BAM it can hit and turn everything upside down. Once thing was clear my charges would turn violent when frustrated. It was this experience I put into place with family members and neighbours when this awful disease took hold. As one memory faded, I would learn more from the next memory that opened, learning new memories and hearing new stories.