Living with dementia can take time and adjustment. During this adjustment period, one might feel a range of emotions and each person can experience these emotions differently. One person in the younger onset Alzheimer’s disease support group from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center said that for him “living with Alzheimer’s disease felt like sandpaper on his skin.” Another person stated that for her living with Alzheimer’s disease was like losing her autopilot and that tasks which once has been simple now took more thought. From the same support group, another said that life for him was now “learning to live in a new groove.”
Dementia does not typically progress quickly so there can be time to adjust.