People, including family, friends and professionals such as GPs, can be overprotective and stop us from doing things or getting involved. Dementia is a spectrum, you do not feel disabled by it straight away, but problems do creep up on you. People’s attitudes can be disabling before you’ve lost the abilities. All we usually need is more time – just because it takes us an hour to do something and you five minutes, doesn’t mean that you should do it! Positive risk taking means thinking about the worst thing that could happen and putting plans and strategies in place.