If you are living with dementia or supporting someone who is, you may be experiencing a ‘roller coaster’ of emotions. Some days are so good you tend to forget about the dementia altogether. Other days, the smallest thing can send you to tears. Still other days you might feel a nagging sadness that you just can’t shake – even though nothing particularly sad has happened recently.
This ‘roller coaster’ can be related to the ups and downs of feeling grief – yes, a similar kind of grief that we feel when we lose someone dear to us.