Dementia is often deemed to be an elderly illness,but with over 60,000 sufferers under 35,and some in their 20's,that knocks that myth out of the water.
More education and understanding is needed.
Many elderly confined to nursing homes become forgetful and confused,not because its deemed they have Dementia but because they lack stimulation and are left wallowing in aloneness.Its so easy to blame Dementia when in fact with better care and companionship they would be as alert as they had always been.
My partner does have Vascular Dementia and is totally bedbound and as hard as it is I will not consider a nursing home,he deserves better than that.
I am often reminded of the days when he was on top of the game and in control of everything in our world,from finance to our business interests,and indeed I was very reliant on him for everything,and it has been a hard task to turn things around where all responsibility is now mine.
One thing is I am no quitter,and will never give up on my responsibilities,even though there are days when I wonder where I get my strength from.
Of course we are all different,and whats right for one is not necessarily right for everyone.