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Do We Care?

It’s a simple, four letter word. It should be the most positive four-letter word there is. So why is care such a vexatious issue in this country? Are we really as uncaring as it sometimes seems? We are waiting for … Continue reading

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Little Things Mean a Lot

My love affair with music, all kinds of music, began at a very early age. When we went out shopping, Mum would leave me in the area of the store which sold what were once referred to as record players … Continue reading

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Remembering

12 months ago this morning came the ‘phone call. Mum’s dementia story was over. Her doctor told us, as the final decline set in, that it could be months. We knew better. Mum had let go. The end was fairly … Continue reading

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Happy Mothering Sunday

In my thoughts today, as every day. If you’re lucky enough to have as wonderful a relationship with your Mum as I had, tell her.

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Getting Better

This blog has never been about me. It was about Mum while she was still with us, and it’s about her now that she’s not. Today, though, I have a personal sob story of sorts. It’s now more than 100 … Continue reading

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Care – What Price Dignity?

“I’ve been to nursing care homes and I’ve sat in the car and cried…there’s no way my mum is going in there.” Words can sometimes have the same effect as a punch to the solar plexus. These came from a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mum

It’s Mum’s birthday. Or at least it would have been. It’s 12 months since that photograph was taken to celebrate Mum’s  birthday, her 80th and her last. The final decline started soon after and she left us a little over … Continue reading

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