Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Society

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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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 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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Walking for Mum

A charity, or a business for that matter, needs a device with which to promote its key objective. Think Macmillan’s Coffee Mornings for example. For us at the Alzheimer’s Society, it’s Memory Walk, a series of fund-and-awareness-raising events which take … Continue reading

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Three Months and Counting

It’s three months since Mum died. In some ways, it feels like yesterday and in others, a lifetime ago. Even reading that back feels strange but my regular visits to Mum, the singing, the tears, the laughter, seem to belong … Continue reading

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It’s All About People

I received a lovely message the other day. It was from a social media friend, someone I have never met in person but someone whom I feel I know via conversations of 140 characters or fewer. My “virtual friend” talked … Continue reading

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True Love and Losing a Few Pounds

It’s been a busy couple of dementia days. Yesterday, a colleague and I delivered a Dementia Friends session to 95 year 10 pupils at King Henry VIII School in Coventry. They might have simply been very well-behaved but they did seem … Continue reading

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