You have arrived at this website to learn more about rare and young onset dementia. We know that it’s important to you to find information to help yourself or a family or friend. If you need to drop anchor at any time you may click on the anchor button, and you will be brought back to this page. Once here we encourage you to follow these three steps and use the guides in the images below:
Acknowledge without judgement, your inner experience. What are the thoughts, feelings and sensations you are experiencing. Identifying and naming this experience can be helpful.
Connect with your body. Change your posture. Breathe deeply. Press your feet into the floor or press your palms together. Noticing your physical being and connecting with your body is the second step.
Engage with what you are doing. In this third step, engage with the world around you. Look out the window. Notice the texture of the chair you are sitting on. Count five items you can see. Use your senses to notice what is around you. Now move forward with intention.
These steps are designed to help you move forward in the face of difficulty. They will not remove your thoughts, feelings or sensations. However, they may help you move forward in the face of it, and to focus on what you wish to learn or find out about rarer or young onset dementia. For further details and to walk through dropping anchor for different emotions that may arise, click on the images in this gallery.
Photos by M.P. Sullivan