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It Wasn’t Supposed To Be Like This

Mum was quite distressed when I called in this evening, but she brightened up quickly. The mother-son bond still survives the ravages of dementia. We sat, we sang, we laughed. These days, Mum will sometimes talk to herself. What she … 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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All You Need is Love

I read an article in The Guardian yesterday, highlighting the use of robot toys in dementia care. That was going to be the subject of today’s post but my visit to Mum brought me so much joy that I’ll return … Continue reading

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You’re Crackers

This is the first post of my 51st year. Many happy returns? Why, thank you. I reached my half century on Saturday and celebrated with a fabulous party – well, I certainly enjoyed it. 80 or so friends, ranging from … Continue reading

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And the winner is (part two)

I talked to Mum about yesterday’s adventure and showed her my prize, an engraved paperweight. She seemed engaged, nodding in all the right places and smiling with genuine pleasure. Then: “We got in a right mess, didn’t we!” I agreed, … Continue reading

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