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A Happy New Year?

I feel as if I’ve shared similar thoughts on New Year’s Eves gone by and frankly, it’s rather depressing and shameful that the words are as significant on the cusp of a new decade as they were ten years ago. … Continue reading

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That’s What Christmas Means to Me.

I’ve just listened to a song called “That’s What Christmas Means to Me”. It came on the radio as I was chopping red cabbage, if you’re interested. It made me think that I’m not sure what Christmas means to me … Continue reading

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Forget Me Not, Remember Me.

Now, I know I’ve written about how powerful music can be for people affected by dementia but I can’t help doing it again. The impact can be so profound that it can’t be overstated. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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Caring for Life

It would have been Dad’s 81st birthday this month – next week to be precise. He only made it to 70 and we lost him with indecent haste after the diagnosis of cancer. I miss him today as much as … Continue reading

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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’s  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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