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August 1, 2018 Susan Elkin

Causes and cures

Last week I interviewed an exceptionally lovely theatre director. At the end of our discussion he turned the tables and began to...

July 25, 2018 Susan Elkin

Forgetting and Remembering

The Alzheimer’s Society logo is based on a forget-me-not and how very apt that is. It’s all too easy to shut Alzheimer’s...

July 18, 2018 Susan Elkin

73 and better looking than last week

Sometimes things go well. Good. My Loved One deserves a bit of luck occasionally. Hooking up with Ms Alzheimer’s when he was...

July 11, 2018 Susan Elkin

The wrong end of the stick

When someone can process only part of what is said, normal conversation becomes impossible. The sort of casual remarks which human beings...

July 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

O! Let me not be mad

One of the hardest things I now have to deal with is My Loved One’s delusions – yet another thing which people...

June 27, 2018 Susan Elkin

The things people say

I adapted surprisingly quickly to saying firmly “My husband has Alzheimer’s” to anyone who needs to know – and that’s most people...

June 20, 2018 Susan Elkin

Of flowers and men

John Steinbeck’s heart-wrenching novella Of Mice and Men (1937) must, in recent years, have become one of the most widely read stories...

June 13, 2018 Susan Elkin

Chins up, folks

The last couple of blogs have been a bit gloomy. One loyal reader told me that I reduced him to tears last...

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