tide Advisory Group Member
"tide helped me stay connected to life beyond dementia"
I have a nursing background and was also a commissioner of services for older people. I thought I knew a lot about dementia, but it wasn’t until I was living with it that I began to truly understand what it’s really like. I first realised John wasn’t his old self when he just wasn’t processing information....it wasn’t that he was forgetting things...we all do that! But it was the fact that he wasn’t comprehending and processing that rung the alarm bells with me. However it took the GP more than 12 months to refer him to the memory clinic and a further 12 months before a final diagnosis of mixed dementia.