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Living with dementia, a complicated reality

In the case of her friend with dementia, the language barrier is a major obstacle.

(Mary Defay/ Turned News) –– Pauline Gobeil, a resident of Victoria and a member of the Francophone Assembly of Pensioners and Seniors of British Columbia, is well placed to know that dementia is a burden for those who suffer from it.

For several years, she has accompanied an 81-year-old friend who gradually developed symptoms of dementia.

Over the years, I noticed that his cognitive faculties were beginning to weaken, says Ms. Gobeil. And then there was that one time she got lost, and another one where she ended up in the hospital after taking too much medication and passing out. (…)