A story about me - Liz
Liz, who lives with dementia, talks about staying positive about her condition.
[00:00:09] Hello, I’m Liz, I’m fifty-two or sixty-two, or one of those but I don’t know because numbers have gone.
[00:00:16] And I don’t remember them telling me that they were leaving.
[00:00:20] I don’t know what time they went because time has gone too, so I have my talking watch.
[00:00:25] [Recorded voice] The time is three zero two].
[00:00:28] Dates have gone and days have gone, birthdays have gone.
[00:00:33] I don’t remember when my children’s birthdays are and that really hurts.
[00:00:42] But they know, they know that I love them, I’m still here, I’m still happy and things could have been a lot worse.
[00:00:50] I’m a mum, I’m a nana and a greyhound walker.
[00:00:58] I’m a good friend, I hope, and a good laugh.
[00:01:03] I love a joke and I love to dance around the house and I love to sing, even though I’m a terrible singer.
[00:01:12] I can climb any tree you like [laughter].
[00:01:16] I don’t cook anymore, how many grams, how many minutes, I think I’ll have a sandwich, bar of chocolate.
[00:01:23] I have dementia, dementia doesn’t have me.
[00:01:26] I’m not a condition, I’m not an illness, I’m not a disease, I’m not a symptom.
[00:01:32] my name is Liz, nice to meet you.