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Have you heard the joke about Dementia?

Is dementia ever funny? The stand-up comedian Steve Day has taken his show – Adventures in Dementia – to the Edinburgh Fringe. When I lead Dementia Friends awareness sessions, I ask at the start for a series of words which … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye – The Untold

I’ve just listened to a very moving piece of radio which I wanted to share with you. Recently, I came across The Untold on BBC Radio 4 for the first time. It’s essentially a series of personal stories, told over … Continue reading

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Over the Moon, Richie

Two events this week would have thrilled and fascinated Mum. As I watched England’sĀ  improbable Cricket World Cup Final victory at Lords on Sunday – super over and all – my mind went back to the first final in 1975 … Continue reading

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They Think It’s All Over? It’s Hardly Started. Sport and Dementia

My enduring love of sport comes from Mum. In fact, as I’ve spent the majority of my working life as a sports journalist, I suppose you could say that I owe her my career too. Like me, Mum was an … Continue reading

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Jenga and Mike Oldfield

I played Jenga today today for the first time in a very long while. It was part of a very enjoyable morning spent at the Leominster Meeting Centre. It was a long overdue visit. The concept of a meeting centre … Continue reading

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Thank you for the Music

I’ve written before about how music, like a popular Dutch beverage, reaches the parts other things can’t. Today, I spent a lovely morning at an Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the BrainĀ session in Coventry, hosted by Dave Willetts, swapping the West … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day and over the course of the last few hours, I’ve heard several people – mostly women, it has to be said – talking about women who have inspired them. It prompted me to think who I … Continue reading

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