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Your story

Your stories and poems

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Your story is a place for you to share your experiences of living with dementia. Stories can be submitted by anyone who has been affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.

You can submit your story via our online form or email. Or if you would just like to read other people's submissions you can do so below. Older stories can be found in the Your story archive.

Latest stories and poems

Ten things I learned when Dad got Alzheimer's...and how Terry Pratchett changed my life

After reading Soul Music, I was hooked and it was a family affair. My Dad, my brother and I were all massive fans and read all of the Discworld novels religiously. Some Dads would get socks for Christmas, but my Dad always got the latest Discworld.

Read Lizzie's essay

In solitary

Nobody knows if I've brushed my hair
If it's untidy, I don't care
Nobody knows if I've tidied the shed
Or wiggled the Hoover right under the bed

Read Cameron's poem

To gone... to God

Transitions alter trajectories,
what was a present today
may be absent tomorrow
waxing and waning of faculties
like the moon's orbit around her mortality.

Read William's poem



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If you would like to share your experiences of dementia with our supporters, please complete this online form.


Your story archive

Read previous stories and poems that have been published on the Your story page.


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Your story

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