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October 3, 2018 Susan Elkin

Good bye travel?

One of the hardest things about life with Ms Alzheimer’s, as she slowly but ruthlessly tightens her grip, is recognising and accepting...

September 26, 2018 Susan Elkin

Patience on a monument (not)

Readers of these blogs, who don’t know me in person, often kindly tell me what a patient, kind and loving person I...

September 19, 2018 Susan Elkin

Alzheimer’s awareness

This Friday (21 September) is World Alzheimer’s Day. September is, in fact, World Alzheimer’s Month with this one day as the focus....

September 12, 2018 Susan Elkin

Taking Ms A to the Wedding of the Year

Photograph credit: Eric Martinez Last Saturday our younger son married his lovely, tolerant, kind, long-term partner at Lewes Register Office (a very...

September 5, 2018 Susan Elkin

Salad days

Sixteen months on from diagnosis and Ms Alzheimer’s is unstoppably tightening her grip. Or to put that another way I can almost...

August 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Making eye contact

If the brain is the conductor of the orchestral body (sorry – I’ve probably reviewed too many Proms lately) then of course...

August 22, 2018 Susan Elkin

Genetic after all?

When My Loved One was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s one of my first questions to the consultant was “Is it hereditary?” She...

August 15, 2018 Susan Elkin

A friend indeed

Twice a year a friend stays with us for a fortnight or so. Temporarily, we become a four person (sort of) household:...

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