Chapter Three starts the journey. It begins right when you receive your diagnosis of some form of dementia. Your world is turned upside down or you move into deep denial. Please don’t get stuck here. This short chapter sets the stage for the road map we each must go through to get to acceptance and living a positive life with dementia.
THIS IS A SHORT CHAPTER BUT ONE WHERE MANY PEOPLE GET STUCK. THEY DENY OR REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE FACTS, BECAUSE THEY ARE AFFAIR OF THE LABEL. DOING THIS CAN ULTIMATELY COST YOU YOUR LIFE, BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT BE PREPARED FOR WHAT DEMENTIA REALLY IS.
THE JOURNEY OF RECEIVING THE NEWS THAT YOU HAVE DEMENTIA AND ACCEPTING IT IS A DIFFICULT JOURNEY. LIKEN TO THE GRIEVING JOURNEY BECAUSE YOU ARE EXPERIENCING THE LOSE OF WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOUR LIFE WOULD BE IN THE FUTURE AND THAT IS HARD TO ACCEPT FOR ANYONE.