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August 15, 2017 Susan Elkin

Trying to hang on to a can-do mindset

Sod you, Ms Alzheimer’s. Time for some positive thinking. Whatever you say and do there are still, at the moment, plenty of...

August 9, 2017 Susan Elkin

The sleepiness curse

Dave squaring up to Berlioz When I was a child whimsical adults would talk about benign fairies coming at bedtime to scatter...

August 3, 2017 Susan Elkin

Domestic science – or lack of it

That bloody fiend, Ms Alzheimers has taken up residence in my dishwasher – like a slug which has crawled obscenely up the...

July 26, 2017 Susan Elkin

Genes, ghosts and George

Left to right: MLO, George and our younger son on holiday in Spain It’s deeply ironic that My Loved One should be...

July 19, 2017 Susan Elkin

Why is the NHS stuck in a time warp?

This week I put my loved one in charge of ordering three items by phone from a mail order catalogue – something...

July 13, 2017 Susan Elkin

Ms A Fires Time’s Arrow

Well, that bitch, Ms Alzheimer’s certainly knows how to scupper sense of time – as in whether today is Tuesday or Sunday...

July 5, 2017 Susan Elkin

Even Ms A has upsides

I’ve always been a positive, outward looking, glass-half-full, don’t-let-the-buggers-win kind of person. And, of course, there are a few pluses. I’m discovering,...

June 28, 2017 Susan Elkin

Driving a shopping trolley

One of my bitterest regrets is that Ms Alzheimer’s managed to worm her nasty way into the car quite so early in...

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