I don’t know if any of you have heard about ‘unforgettable’ but if not , I find it a pleasure that I able to introduce you to this unique and innovative organisation which I think is pretty incredible.
Unforgettable is there to help anyone and any families who currently suffer with any kind of memory loss weather this is through dementia, Alzheimer’s or just old age. It offers the widest and most creative gadgets, which help absolutely anyone who finds it hard to remember things, so much easier. These are things such as an object locator & key finder, big and easy to use remote control and tracker mobile phone.
Not only do they offer this but they also they have a helpline and lots of other ways you can receive support with the struggles of memory loss. However when reading their very impressive blog, I came across a really interesting post all on they way dementia is expressed. The opening line really caught me attention that ‘dementia is not a fight’ and you don’t need to be brave’ and its true, dementia shouldn’t be viewed as something you should put anger an aggression into in order to win. It’s an emotional process, which we should approach, with care and freedom to feel what we want, not hide behind the mascaraed of being ‘brave’.
The blog made a huge impact on something I had never really thought about, like the way newspapers title issues of dementia with phrases like ‘struck down with dementia’ or ‘sufferer of the disease’. This really isn’t the way dementia should be viewed, though as the blog stated many people refer to it this way as it only seems natural and maybe through fear of not wanting to come across as insensitive. I am even guilty of this myself through referring to dementia in quite a dark and evil way, but dementia isn’t the devil, is it? It may feel this way as it can be very cruel to very kind people but making it all so sinister is what creates the whole feeling of negativity behind the word dementia.
So maybe from now on we should adapt these words and phrases to something far more real and true to what dementia is. Yes it may be a hard and emotional time but seeing these kinds of words everywhere we look has a subconscious effect I feel we should all be aware of.
Come and check unforgettable – https://www.unforgettable.org/