About Love & LossI have been looking at my grandfather's relationship with my grandmother, and the upheaval he is facing due to her diagnosis of dementia. His home life has been disrupted and drastically altered in a few short months as his wife's condition has worsened. Those diagnosed with dementia can survive from 2-20 years, with the disease slowly eroding their ability to remember, make decisions and perform daily tasks. Later symptoms include disorientation, changed behaviour and difficulty with speech. I feel that the impact of the illness on relationships is not discussed enough. 'I feel sad that we are not sharing the rest of our lives together. A proverb comes to mind 'Man plans, God laughs'. How true.'
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