What is well-being?This is the sense of feeling OK. We all need feelings of:
- Self-esteem (It feels OK to be me)
- Autonomy (I feel in control of my life)
- Social confidence (Being with people feels OK)
- Hope (Everything is going to be OK)
These feelings work together to create a sense of well-being.
But if any one of them is threatened, the others will be at risk too.
That can lead to a sense of 'ill-being' or distress,
whether we are well or unwell (physically or mentally),
and whether or not we have dementia.