My ‘Andy Warhol’ moment of fame…

I have had my story told on how I live with Alzheimer’s Disease and also was, at one time, a carer too coping with all the complications that both can bring.

The story I have told on this website before… but to cut the long story short – and for it to be told in far better words from the writer of the piece than I ever could – I will put the link below and you can go and have a read if you wish.

The photos of me hardly do the article any favours, but the words written by the editor do – and with quotes from myself as I was relaying my diagnosis and care to her – help make sense of a truly horrible place I was once in… no, things haven’t changed really – but life is so much easier to cope with when you have the right help and support in place.

Anyhow, the link is below… enjoy the read!

Living With Dementia Stories

The story is called ‘Both Sides’ and has me sitting at my computer!

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Daryl2510

My name is Daryl and I was born in October 1965. I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease in June 2011, and I was put on medication, which I believe is helping keep the worst of the condition at bay. In November 2012 I was also diagnosed with the first stages of Parkinson's Disease and I am now two lots of medication for this illness as well. I live in a secure bungalow in an elderly complex in my hometown of Sutton-in-Ashfield and I have support from the social services and a support worker who visits six hours per week to help me live my life as independently as possible. Visit me on my Facebook page... I love life now, and the people in it - so show your support for me and the organisations that support dementia and Parkinson's disease - let's make this small world of ours a much more pleasant place to live in by caring for those that need that little bit more help in life! My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daryl.lees Alzheimer's Society: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ Parkinson's: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/

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2 thoughts on “My ‘Andy Warhol’ moment of fame…”

  1. Hello Daryl. I see you have been blogging for several years. I just started middle of last year, but with Dementia Mentors, Dementia Alliance, etc, it keeps me busy. It is a tiny bit past start of month but going to add the above interview in PWD (Persons With Dementia) Perspective newsletter for “Best of Jan 2015”. Also including your blog in my listing of PWD blogs. Nice to meet you. My full legal name is Truthful Loving Kindness & I blog at http://www.truthfulkindness.com (fellow dementia patient)

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