Tag Archives: Dementia

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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Time to Think

“I don’t even have time to think.” How often do we hear that or, for that matter, say it ourselves? I know I say it more than I should, sometimes because I’m genuinely over-run with work and everyday life and, … Continue reading

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The Pain Goes On

I spent time last week with some people whose lives have felt the full impact of dementia. My conversation with one lady in particular stays with me. She lost her husband to dementia two years ago. It was, she said, … Continue reading

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Pam

This photograph was taken a couple of years ago. It’s possibly the last I have of Mum in a garden, throughout life her second home, and her cousin Pam. Mum and Pam were close and for Pam, Mum’s creeping (then … Continue reading

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Time Passages

It’s a while since I’ve written but Mum has been on my mind a lot this week. Perhaps it’s because we’re in the later stages of selling the family home – her home – and perhaps it’s because I’m starting … 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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Ta-ra a bit Mum

We said goodbye to Mum yesterday. The sun shone brightly which felt entirely appropriate – the merest glimpse of sunshine was usually enough to have Mum heading for the garden. We were surrounded by people who had loved Mum and … Continue reading

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