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May 2, 2018 Susan Elkin

New memoir details carer’s nightmares

My Mad Dad: The Diary of an Unravelling Mind, published last month, is the antithesis of “yet another Alzheimer’s book”. It’s raw,...

April 11, 2018 Susan Elkin

Much more than memory loss

There is a common assumption that Alzheimer’s disease – and the dementia which characterises it – is mostly about loss of memory....

April 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

An exposition of sleep

As you get older you need less sleep. Right? Well, I’m not at all sure that’s true, although, if you’ve suffered from...

March 28, 2018 Susan Elkin

Fading food fads

Just occasionally Ms Alzheimer’s presents me with a little bonus – something that’s actually quite useful as opposed to destructive. It’s reasonably...

March 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Fighting Alzheimer’s with theatre

Luke Adamson’s play One Last Waltz has just completed its run in the studio space at Greenwich theatre. I hope he manages...

March 14, 2018 Susan Elkin

Blunt honesty pays off

When My Loved One was finally given his devastating, condemnatory diagnosis 11 months ago, I had great difficulty holding on for the...

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