My name is Keith Day I live in Kent. I was diagnosed in 2016, two years after retirement, with Fronto-Temporal Dementia (FTD). I worked in a children’s home for abused children for 11 years. After my diagnosis I was in denial for about 3 months then I said to myself, I have dementia but I won’t let dementia have me. I then sought peer support. I joined the pathfinder dementia action group.
I have since become an Ambassador with the NHS and am a DEEP diarist. I am a member of the Kent and Medway’s Dementia Envoy. Now a steering group member my aim is to speak out in conversations about living with dementia.