DSS- Gayle Harris

Dementia Success Stories:
“How we made a difference for self and those around us AFTER diagnosis”
A dementia brain-storming project by participants of PWD Perspective newsletter
Compiled and edited by Truthful L. Kindness (yes it is legal name)

  1. Label: Gayle Harris
  2. Previous/current occupation(s?): Principle IT Teacher for Microsoft Corporation
  3. Nation, & state if desired: Australia Qld
  4. Age at tentative diagnosis: ……45…(began to be ill but was misdiagnosed for three years)
  5. Year of diagnosis: …2013
  6. How long for definitive diagnosis: 3
  7. Type of dementia, if known: Lewy Body Dementia
  8. Since diagnosis, what one or more action, success, or accomplishment do you take pride in? I am undertaking a degree at University, and despite the major changes to my life have remained positive, happy and lead a fulfilling life even though it is entirely different to my life prior to diagnosis.
  9. What do you wish your primary Physician knew about dementia? … about you? ….         I am blessed to have a Doctor who is not only very well versed in my Dementia, she knows me very well
  10. What do you wish your specialist Physician knew about dementia? … about you?  …       Again my Geriatrician and I have a very good relationship. I wish that the one that diagnosed me initially had been more understanding, and provided me with more info.rmation. However I have not seen him since.
  11. What do you wish your family knew about dementia? … about you? ………………..       My family all are very aware of my symptoms, and make sure they are as informed as they can be.
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