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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...

June 6, 2018 Susan Elkin

Despair doesn’t help

Despite my hollow, personifying quips about the loathsome, invasive Ms Alzheimer’s – and the combative language widely used in the media –...

May 30, 2018 Susan Elkin

But in battalions

Oh, Shakespeare. You knew a thing or two about human life, didn’t you? You (and Claudius) are spot on about sorrows, single-spies...

May 23, 2018 Susan Elkin

Tasks, errands and errors

So it’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Week. Well, yes please, we need plenty of that. I’ve also just spotted, in newspapers and on the...

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