Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Society

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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Being Dementia Friendly

Today, the town of Kidderminster is launching a bid to be recognised as Dementia Friendly. Mum lives in Kidderminster though I doubt she’d know if I asked her, despite having lived in the area for 37 years. “Where do you … Continue reading

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The Value of a Visit

Happy New Year! I’ll say the same to Mum when I see for the first time since 2015 became 2016 today. Since my last visit, the Alzheimer’s Society has published some important research about the value of visiting loved ones … Continue reading

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