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Down Memory Lane

I read an article in one of the Sunday newspapers about the positive impact nostalgia can play in people’s mental well-being. I’ve been told I’m too nostalgic a person, too prone to dwell on memories. I’ve never seen anything wrong … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Something

“Hello dear. I don’t suppose you’ve got any work to do, have you?” It wasn’t quite the greeting I’d expected when I popped in to see Mum yesterday. It could have been a reference to the fact that it was … Continue reading

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Don’t judge

Amid the many reflections on dementia across the BBC this week, one contribution has probably prompted a greater response than the rest. Sir Ian Botham was interviewed about his father Les who lived with dementia until his death in 2005. … Continue reading

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It simply isn’t fair.

It’s been a busy week, dementia-wise. Two Dementia Friends awareness sessions, an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk, the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust AGM (trips off the tongue doesn’t it) and – most importantly – a morning with Mum. The … Continue reading

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The Fear

During a Dementia Friends session yesterday, I met an inspiring lady who has Alzheimer’s but, in her own words, is stubborn and is determined to live well with it. Living well with dementia is central to the idea of making … Continue reading

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In Defence of Dementia Friends

Until Mum’s diagnosis, I didn’t spend much time reading about health matters. Before my father succumbed to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2009, which was followed obscenely quickly by confirmation that Mum had Alzheimer’s, my family had largely been blessed with robust … Continue reading

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Talking and listening

It’s been an interesting week. It started with me expecting to lead a Dementia Friends Awareness session at an event in Coventry. I’d been booked as a turn more than a month ago and as it was to be the … Continue reading

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