Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dementia and the NHS – a personal experience.

I might have mentioned Mum’s persistent cough in previous posts. I can’t remember if I did or not but she has had a persistent, chesty cough which has proved resistant to medication. And so, yesterday, I took Mum to Kidderminster … Continue reading

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Living Well with Dementia

I spent Tuesday morning with a bunch of young creative types in Birmingham. Their communications agency specialises in health care issues and is starting to work in the world of dementia. I never tire of trying to explain some of the … Continue reading

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What are we trying to say?

As regular readers will know, I support the Dementia Friends initiative – http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk. Since becoming a “friend” myself, I have completed my training to be a “champion” and now regularly run awareness sessions. There are those, whose views I respect, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

“My mums name was Joan Whitelaw. No one ever asked.” A tweet from the inspirational dementia campaigner Tommy Whitelaw – @youcanmakeadifference http://tommy-on-tour-2011.blogspot.co.uk/ I met Tommy at an event in Birmingham earlier this year and regular readers will know of Tommy and the … Continue reading

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Visiting Time

I took her cousin and her oldest friend with me to see Mum this week. Pam, her cousin, is a few years older than Mum and so has known her for all of her 77 years. Carole, her friend, went to … Continue reading

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