“I like to keep the garden looking nice so I work on it when needed. But most of all I do art. I have good days and bad days. Some paintings don’t turn out as well as I’d like, but often they do. When a painting turns out well, it gives me a lift and encourages me to press on. I’m really lucky to have my art because it’s the thing that keeps me going.”
John, who lives with dementia
- Dementia isnot a natural part of ageing
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. It is caused by diseases which lead to changes to the structure and chemistry of the brain.
- Dementia is caused by diseases ofthe brain
The word dementia describes a group of symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with planning, problem-solving or language and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour.
- Dementia isnot…
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