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March 14, 2018 Susan Elkin

Blunt honesty pays off

When My Loved One was finally given his devastating, condemnatory diagnosis 11 months ago, I had great difficulty holding on for the...

March 7, 2018 Susan Elkin

“We are the music makers”

Last Saturday I pushed, shoved, forced My Loved One a million miles out of his comfort zone. “Sod you, Ms Alzheimer’s” I...

February 28, 2018 Susan Elkin

Step change

In his prime My Loved One used to run along the tops of beach breakwaters to show off to the kids and...

February 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Teeth on Edge

A young man needs a lover, a middle aged man a housekeeper and an old man a nurse. Sexist but true. Well...

February 7, 2018 Susan Elkin

Yes, a Blue Badge really would help

The government – which, just occasionally, does something useful –  has announced a proposal to change the eligibility criteria for the Blue...

January 31, 2018 Susan Elkin

Three very grateful cheers for family ties

My paternal great grandmother lived until I was 16. Throughout my childhood I watched my grandparents carefully and lovingly looking after his...

January 24, 2018 Susan Elkin

Lightbulb moments

Much ado about light bulbs in this household recently. Back in the days when Mr and Mrs E were able to manage...

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