Monthly Archives: May 2013

See the person, not the dementia

It’s been a busy week and undoubtedly one of the highlights was attending an Alzheimer’s Society Leadership Tour event in Birmingham. The society’s chief executive and other senior members of the leadership team are touring the United Kingdom, meeting staff … Continue reading

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Thank you for coming – goodbye

It’s Dementia Awareness week and all over the country, people are being invited to join in the discussion about this merciless disease. There are 800,000 people living with dementia but, alarmingly, only 44% of those with dementia have received a … Continue reading

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Every bit has gone….?

Two contrasting emotions in 24 hours. Yesterday, Mum had three visitors: her cousin, her brother and his wife. I spoke to Mum’s cousin last night to find out how the visit had gone and I could tell she’d found it … Continue reading

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Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears

I’ve just returned from seeing Mum. She seemed relaxed and less agitated than I sometimes find her. Sad to say, but I’ve almost given up trying to find anything we can converse about. None of the reference points from the … Continue reading

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