Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Happy Birthday Dad

Today, Monday 9th November, would have been my father’s 77th birthday. Seven years ago, on this day, we were looking back at Dad’s surprise 70th birthday party the previous evening. It was the last time we celebrated with him. It’s … Continue reading

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The Look

It’s the look. The look that chills. It’s the look which says: “Do I know you? And if I do, who are you?” That was how Mum welcomed me today. She was sitting in the “quiet room” and was given no advance warning of … Continue reading

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Understanding and Acceptance

I’ve never read a Harry Potter novel. Nor have I seen any of the films despite the promptings of my nieces and god-daughter. (You really tried Rotie!) Recently, though, I came across this quotation from J.K. Rowling: “Understanding is the first step … Continue reading

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Time to be Strong

In a month’s time, give or take the odd day, it’ll be the sixth anniversary of the death of my father. So many moments from that time remain parked in my memory, an indelible reminder of a time of a great … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Mum – a resolution for 2015

We always seem to be move from Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve with indecent haste. It’s six days but they pass in an instant and before we know it, it’s time for resolutions, resolutions we sometimes keep but often seem to … Continue reading

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Labels

Labels…. Clothing labels, designer labels, barcodes in the supermarket, labels are everywhere. We love to attach labels to things…and people. When Mum first went into her care home, we were asked to label every item of clothing. Purely practical, of … Continue reading

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It’s Alright

Lying in bed this morning, thinking about Mum and the impact the last five years has had on our family, the phrase “It’s alright” kept coming in to my mind.  It’s a phrase we often hear and use, and it’s the … Continue reading

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