What is it that you struggle with?
Anxiety, depression and impaired memory from stress. Symptoms are very similar to Alzheimer’s. How long has it been a problem for you?
18 months How does it affect your daily life?
It affects me daily as I try to remember what I keep forgetting and then get anxious and stressed, with very limited concentration span to complete tasks. How do other people’s actions or opinions affect you and your condition?
People just say they forget things and do silly things too and say you’re just normal but you know you’re not normal. They don’t understand or think you are just attention-seeking. How do you think the community can be better educated about this?
Educated to be more understanding and tolerant with people who are struggling to find their words or trying to find their money or remember their pin etc, especially the younger generation. The words ‘are you ok?’ do mean a lot when you’re not.