Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Society

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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Talking and Listening

Last night, I delivered a Dementia Friends awareness session to the Mothers’ Union in Warwick. As always, Mum was with me. When I first became a Dementia Friends Champion – someone who leads sessions – I wasn’t encouraged to make … Continue reading

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