Dementia NI group member, Frances talks about living with her diagnosis of Frontal Lobe Dementia
“My name is Frances, and the condition I am living with is a rare form of dementia, called Frontal Lobe or Frontotemporal dementia. Frontotemporal refers to the two lobes of the brain behind the forehead which are damaged though this kind of dementia.
I try to live my life as normal as possible, however my condition effects my ability to organise things, my memory is effected and on occasions my brain finds it difficult to spell and transmit words, giving me slow hesitant speech.
I try to keep my brain active by using the computer, knitting, building jigsaws, completing sudoku puzzles and colouring in. I enjoy being a member of Dementia NI as I learn how other people live with different forms of dementia. I like to reach out to others with a diagnosis like myself and encourage them to join Dementia NI, in order to listen to people with the same diagnosis, and enable them to discuss the various aspects of their life that they are effected by. Being with Dementia NI helps remind me that I am not living with this condition alone.”
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