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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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Who Does Mum Think I Am?

I read a sentence which really resonated with me today. It came from the latest  from Pippa Kelly who writes so powerfully about dementia. “Dementia, when it comes, doesn’t exist in a vacuum, or even in one person, but in … Continue reading

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Passing Strangers

I went to see Mum on Tuesday. It was the first time I’d seen her in almost three weeks because I’ve been away on holiday. After a break like that, I always feel a little nervous – will Mum know … 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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