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December 12, 2018 Susan Elkin

Guest blog: A Load of Balls

To be clear at the outset, I am not Susan!  Regular readers will know me as one of the two sons, father...

December 5, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ms A’s chums

It seems that Ms Alzheimer’s was a bit lonely in our house. So she’s brought a few friends along to jolly us...

November 28, 2018 Susan Elkin

Carry on caring

Finding, hiring and working with carers is a whole new ball game and one which – until recently – I never imagined...

November 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Learning, learning, learning

It’s now 19 months since Ms Alzheimers’s official arrival in our household although of course, with hindsight, I now realise she’d been...

November 14, 2018 Susan Elkin

Such stuff as nightmares are made on

Vivid dreams – effectively nightmares – are one of Ms Alzheimer’s less welcome bestowals. And I hope the people who think this...

November 7, 2018 Susan Elkin

On becoming my grandmother

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my paternal grandparents, William and Dorothy Hillyer.  Universally known as Dolly and to me as...

October 31, 2018 Susan Elkin

Give me all your bank cards

Money, money, money … managing it gets ever more difficult when you have destructive, unhelpful Ms Alzheimer’s as your new partner. Like...

October 24, 2018 Susan Elkin

These boots were made for walking

One of the things I miss most in my new hard-to-adjust-to, Alzheimer’s-polluted marriage, is companionable walks. We used to walk miles together....

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