Richard's Story

Richard has filled books with poetry - a sample can be read in the slide show above

I was diagnosed about four and a half years ago at the age of 62.

 

I had started to forget things. My words sometimes got mixed up.  Then as I was driving one day I didn’t know where I was, even though I had driven along the same road so many times. When I was diagnosed I was shocked but also relieved as I had found out what was wrong with me.

 

A social worker helped me find Peaceful Place.

 

I felt nervous, it was like walking into the unknown, but once inside I felt like I belonged. Everyone was friendly and I felt relieved to know we are all in the same boat.

 

What I like most about Peaceful Place is it allows you to be yourself and we are all in the same situation, it makes you feel safe.  It is like an invisible bonding. It gives me the freedom to be myself. I can make my own choices and be myself.

 

Don't be afraid to come to Peaceful Place and you too can be part of our great community.

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