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April 24, 2019 Susan Elkin

Being listened to

I seem to have spent the whole of the last week playing hide and seek with My Loved One.  Lucas and I...

April 17, 2019 Susan Elkin

Lucas Elkin: On Loss

Life’s a pudding full of plums – Care’s a canker that benumbs Last week, an old friend of mine died. When I...

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...