Monthly Archives: July 2014

Three, Two, One…Drink!

Mum used to like to drink. Before you get the wrong idea, I don’t mean she downed a bottle of vodka, or even dry pale cream sherry, before breakfast. No, Mum always knew how important it is to take in … Continue reading

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It’s Alright

Lying in bed this morning, thinking about Mum and the impact the last five years has had on our family, the phrase “It’s alright” kept coming in to my mind.  It’s a phrase we often hear and use, and it’s the … Continue reading

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The power of pets

When I arrived to visit Mum yesterday, the talk among the staff was of spiders and snakes. One member of the team seemed unable to sit still at the thought of a snake, particularly as a colleague demonstrated in graphic … Continue reading

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All You Need is Love

I read an article in The Guardian yesterday, highlighting the use of robot toys in dementia care. That was going to be the subject of today’s post but my visit to Mum brought me so much joy that I’ll return … Continue reading

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That’s Duncan

Two words – how precious. I’ve said before that I’m so happy that Mum still seems pleased to see me but while she recognises my face, I’m not absolutely sure she knows why. I’m normally introduced by a member of the … Continue reading

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The Fear

During a Dementia Friends session yesterday, I met an inspiring lady who has Alzheimer’s but, in her own words, is stubborn and is determined to live well with it. Living well with dementia is central to the idea of making … Continue reading

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