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June 12, 2019 Susan Elkin

Felix Elkin: On tidiness

Snippets and crumbs For as long as I can remember, my father, Nick, was intensely (OCD) ordered. He used to, for example,...

June 5, 2019 Susan Elkin

Falls and frustrations

I enjoyed the recent, witty, rueful correspondence in the Daily Telegraph about the age or stage at which you stop “falling over”...

May 30, 2019 Susan Elkin

Lucas Elkin: On planning

Another in the series of drop-in guest blogs. This time it comes following an over-nighter in London to do some bits and...

May 29, 2019 Susan Elkin

The truth

I am heartily sick of seeing attractive photographs of beaming, jolly people with Alzheimer’s. You know the sort of thing. The Alzheimer’s...

May 22, 2019 Susan Elkin

Fighting Ms Alzheimer’s with Food

I regard myself as a sensible person but, oh boy, have I been stupid. I’ve been interested in food for as long...

May 15, 2019 Susan Elkin

Finnegan’s (a) Wake

I suppose, at some point in the future, I shall be allowed to sleep for more than an hour or two. I...

May 8, 2019 Susan Elkin

The War of Elkin’s Ear

OK “war” might be a bit of an exaggeration but My Loved One certainly looked like a bit-part actor in a field...

May 1, 2019 Susan Elkin

Healthy wheels

I have bought a wheelchair. And if it’s a bit sad to be quite excited by it and what it promises, then...