Monthly Archives: January 2015

Painting by Numbers

Loving someone with dementia, I used to feel I needed a map to help me find a way to reach Mum. Sadly, a structured approach –  painting by numbers if you like – doesn’t necessarily work. I try to fill the black and … Continue reading

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Understanding and Acceptance

I’ve never read a Harry Potter novel. Nor have I seen any of the films despite the promptings of my nieces and god-daughter. (You really tried Rotie!) Recently, though, I came across this quotation from J.K. Rowling: “Understanding is the first step … Continue reading

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Time to be Strong

In a month’s time, give or take the odd day, it’ll be the sixth anniversary of the death of my father. So many moments from that time remain parked in my memory, an indelible reminder of a time of a great … Continue reading

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Wish I’d Known You

One of the first lessons I learned when I started to get to know a little about dementia was the importance, no the absolute necessity, of seeing the person and not the dementia. I was moved that when Mum was … Continue reading

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