Tag Archives: Dementia

Caring for Life

It would have been Dad’s 81st birthday this month – next week to be precise. He only made it to 70 and we lost him with indecent haste after the diagnosis of cancer. I miss him today as much as … Continue reading

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Have you heard the joke about Dementia?

Is dementia ever funny? The stand-up comedian Steve Day has taken his show – Adventures in Dementia – to the Edinburgh Fringe. When I lead Dementia Friends awareness sessions, I ask at the start for a series of words which … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye – The Untold

I’ve just listened to a very moving piece of radio which I wanted to share with you. Recently, I came across The Untold on BBC Radio 4 for the first time. It’s essentially a series of personal stories, told over … Continue reading

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Over the Moon, Richie

Two events this week would have thrilled and fascinated Mum. As I watched England’s  improbable Cricket World Cup Final victory at Lords on Sunday – super over and all – my mind went back to the first final in 1975 … Continue reading

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They Think It’s All Over? It’s Hardly Started. Sport and Dementia

My enduring love of sport comes from Mum. In fact, as I’ve spent the majority of my working life as a sports journalist, I suppose you could say that I owe her my career too. Like me, Mum was an … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day and over the course of the last few hours, I’ve heard several people – mostly women, it has to be said – talking about women who have inspired them. It prompted me to think who I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mum

Mum would be 82 years old today, February 3rd. She comes to my mind most days but I’ll think about her more today, of course. In fact, I’ve thought a lot about our relationship a lot recently. A friend at … Continue reading

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