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Dementia Diaries

I am adding this link as it has views from many people living with dementia who express their views about a range of different aspects of both living with dementia and "life in general". https://dementiadiaries.org/

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Finding Joy

I was apprehensive about going to the show because dementia always seems to be shown in a scarey or negative way. Not using words in Finding Joy was great, because it made the play accessible through not having to following words. The pressure was off in following a plot. When I said I would go … Continue reading Finding Joy

A night out

It is always good to have a night out with family, so last night was special as we had booked tickets a long while back as a Christmas present - we were off to see Macbeth. a story of lust for power, treachery and tragedy. Last night Macbeth (Christopher Ecclestone) was quite modern doing press … Continue reading A night out

Alzheimer’s is about retaining identity – I am not a different person

I have just watched - this is a phrase that seems to be recurring, as I watch TED talks. This one is by Irish neurologist Dr Jules Montague, who explains about Anita, who has asked her about her diagnosis - "will I still be the same person?". Jules explains that this is not a medical … Continue reading Alzheimer’s is about retaining identity – I am not a different person