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April 11, 2019 Susan Elkin

Heading down the plughole

If life with Ms Alzheimer’s is a “journey” then every week seems to bring a new staging post on the road downhill. ...

April 3, 2019 Susan Elkin

Building family memories

Well we are now officially a “Golden” couple. The much anticipated 50th anniversary fell last Friday and we are now enjoying (or...

March 27, 2019 Susan Elkin

“And how are YOU, Susan?”

It’s a question I’m now asked all the time now, usually by people with lots of kind, knowing sympathy in their eyes....

March 20, 2019 Susan Elkin

Early diagnosis? No thanks

Why is so much Alzheimer’s research focused on the concept of diagnosing the condition earlier? It isn’t as though there is any...

March 13, 2019 Susan Elkin

Just heed our needs, please

Some organisations clearly don’t understand dementia. They are so bound up in their own red tape, procedures, rules and lording it over...

March 6, 2019 Susan Elkin

Whose shoes?

Not long after My Loved One and I “came out” as an item (not that anyone was surprised) he arrived one day...

February 27, 2019 Susan Elkin

The opposite of denial

 I’m truthful by nature. I can’t help telling it how it is. And I suspect these days that other people sometimes find...

February 20, 2019 Susan Elkin

Fading in music

 Classical music has always been part of the glue which binds our marriage. When we met I was 14 and he was...

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