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Would You Do Something Differently Today? – Video Blog Post with Tommy Whitelaw

Sometimes, when we look back at our lives, we linger on one specific moment or period when we wish we had done things differently. Having to care for someone with dementia can be a stressful situation and we maybe sometimes make decisions we would like to change. The nagging question “What if…? ” won’t leave us alone. We also asked Tommy if there was something that he would do differently today. Watch the video and find out what he said:

“I would have asked for help sooner.” “I think I’d be better at listening.” “Not letting dementia get in the way of friendships…” “I would change my conversations.”

We believe that most things happen for a reason and that self-doubt and regret won’t lead anywhere, especially when it’s about an exceptional situation like being confronted with dementia. We’ve just got to hang in there and do our best. We’re sure that Tommy was a great carer for his mum and we respect and admire his strength.  Is there anything that you would do differently if you look back? Why would you change that? Let us know in the comment section! 


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