Monthly Archives: May 2015

Does it hurt, Mum?

Mum wasn’t at her best when I visited her yesterday. For once, music didn’t seem to bring her much joy although she did visibly brighten up when she heard the first few bars of Perry Como’s Magic Moments. Old Perry … Continue reading

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Kissing the Floor

Mum had a fall on Friday. Whenever I answer the ‘phone to hear it’s someone from the care home on the other end, my heart always lurches. There is no reason why it should be bad or even the worst … Continue reading

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The Language of Dementia

I don’t often use this platform to point towards other blogs but today I’m making an exception. As we approach Dementia Awareness Week 2015, I think it’s helpful to think about the words we use to describe dementia and the people who live with … Continue reading

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If you want to get ahead, get a hat.

Mum was never one for talking politics so even if circumstances were different, I doubt she’d have had much to say about the General Election when I visited her yesterday. I told her I was preparing to work through the … Continue reading

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