help and information for those who suffer from korsakoff's disease
My Name is Bert Cordingley and I have Korsakoff's Disease
Korsakoff's Disease has been wrongly diagnosed throughout the world for many years. Resulting in many sufferers being placed into institutions and asylums and given wrong or no medication, In many cases leading to insanity and death.
Some of these cases are presently being dealt with by the legal system throughout the world.The journey will continue for me and others alike until all korsakoff's sufferers are given the opportunity, treatment and support to be able to live their lives as independently as any person can do, with dignity, peace of mind and safely in their own homes.
8 years ago my support team wanted me to move into a care home I didn't like the idea and wanted to live alone in my own home and be as Independent as I could be. Although the care home was avoided, it seemed only a temporary step as the head of the support team told me that
The day will come
When, I would not be aware of my own self and unable to live without full time care in a home. It was a nice way of telling me,
I was destined to become insane, mad, crazy call it what you will.
I would drift into insanity no awareness of reality I dont think I've ever been so scared! "It`s like Alzheimer’s they said.
It is a form of Alzheimer’s called Korsakoff's Disease and nothing could be done about it.
They were wrong
Korsakoff's sufferers can live with independence in their own homes, with help and support from the available services and are able to enjoy a quality of life without the confusion and suffering and indescribable frustration that is part of Korsakoff's Disease.
Deterioration can be stopped and intelligence retained.
I started this Website to help others, like myself who have the determination to ensure, that
That day will not come
I took a wrong turn on a quiet rd in Darlington and ended up on a very busy Motorway on a Electric Cycle. I had very little control and was wandering from side to side over 3 lanes.
2 guys spotted the danger I was in as they were heading in the other direction on duty for North East Ambulance Service.
They turned around and caught me up, fand lagged me down to ensure i was out of danger and then loaded the cycle in to ther Ambulance and drove me and the cycle to the railway station to make sure i got safely home.Thanks Lads