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Pat’s story
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Pat’s story

Photo: Pat (left), posing with husband David, daughter Robyn and newborn Poppy Joan Pat Sikes husband, David, lives with dementia. She explains the power of speaking out instead of stewing in guilt. In many families where someone develops dementia there can be quite a time lag – in some cases, years – between the onset…

Peter’s story
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Peter’s story

It all started after a catalogue of incidents made Peter suspect he had a problem. He ordered some clothes online in completely the wrong size. He made arrangements to meet friends only to show up a week early. Then one day standing at the cashpoint, he found himself with his bank card in his hand…

Sarah’s story
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Sarah’s story

Sarah’s story I’m writing this first paragraph after writing down my whole story. I have to start by saying that doing this, being able to put down in writing some of what I feel on a day to day basis and allowing myself to be honest without fear of upsetting the person in front of…