Living with dementia

This film from the Social Care Institute for Excellence talks about the way dementia affects people's lives and the emotions involved in living with this condition.


How does it feel to have dementia?

The following quotes come from patients at the Royal Free London.

"I operate in a different way to you and need a different type of interaction, which is slower and more meaningful. People want to be busy, to talk fast, to ask for responses, but I can’t cope with that."

"I forget to hear what I’m saying."

"It’s as though I can’t think. It makes me panic."

"Even if I forget my facts, I can remember the feelings."