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 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

A Broken Mind

I wave goodbye to my family as I leave for my shift,
My work is my profession, an honour, a gift.

Read Sorrel's poem

How my nan has changed

She will not admit she has dementia which is the worst of it as she cannot get any help or care at her home while not admitting it. I feel so much for my dad as 15 years ago his dad had the disease too, but he was easier to deal with.

Read Abbie's story

Walking along the promenade

I pause in the doorway; Mum is sitting in the bare tabled dinning room with her friend Jan,* a keen conversationalist. It is good to hear the words and laughter flowing between them, even though the sentences no longer make any rational sense to me.

Read Ann's story

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Your story archive

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

Dementia and safety in the home - Alzheimer's Society podcast February 2015