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Processing your feelings

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When caring for someone with dementia you may have to deal with many different feelings, as the needs of the person with dementia changes over time.

You may experience a range of very different and often extreme feelings. This is particularly difficult because as dementia gradually causes the person’s abilities and personality to change the nature of your relationship will also change. There is no simple way to deal with these feelings, but it may help to know that the complex and changeable emotions you feel are completely normal.

Remember: you are not alone. Dementia Australia offers support, information, education and counselling. The National Dementia Helpline can be contacted on 1800 100 500.

Click the link below to read more helpful information on the types of feelings you may be processing via the Dementia Australia website.

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