"I know where to get support now"
About: Alzheimer Scotland - Fife Service Alzheimer Scotland - Fife Service Kirkcaldy KY1 1XF Fife Day Care Services Fife Day Care Services Lochgelly KY5 9HY http://www.fifedaycareservices.org.uk/Index.asp?MainID=9841 NHS Fife NHS Fife
Posted by Frank1 (as ),
I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s around 2 ½ years ago. My psychiatrist sent me for a memory test because I wasn’t doing very well with short term memory. I was sent into the room next door with my wife after the test. The 2 doctors came in, sat down and let go the bombshell. There was no explanation and my wife and I walked to the bus stop to go home like zombies. I felt really low and terrified as I didn’t know what was going to happen.
Since then there has been a lot of support from Alzheimer’s Scotland and the carers centre. I now come to Fife Day Care one day each week, I quite enjoy the company and change of scene and it gives my wife a break. I know where to get support now and I feel at ease but there should have been more information at the time of diagnosis.