How photography changed my dementia outlook

After being diagnosed with Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2013 my life changed completely. Unable to work anymore, we took the decision to down size and move away from York. We settling Hucclecote in the April and as I could no longer drive I had to pack in playing golf. A sport I loved. I found myself stuck in doors feeling sorry for myself. Then one day a member of Barnwood Trust asked if there was anything they could do to make my life better. I had an interest in photography but not that serious, however, with the generosity of the Trust I was able to purchase a digital camera. Since then it has never been away from my side. It has got me out most days of the week and with assistance from an adult education establishment called Jamats in Gloucester I have learned photo manipulation and as opened up new interest for myself. I have met more people with similar problems as myself. I now have a different outlook on life but find it surprisingly happy

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Hey Andy, great to see your story here - is that one of your pictures?

Abi replied 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing your encouraging story Jon, would love to see some pics

Ceri replied 4 years ago

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