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January 30, 2019 Susan Elkin

Tumbling down the rabbit hole

I know how Alice felt. Conversations between My Loved One, Ms Alzheimer’s and me become “curiouser and curiouser” by the day. I...

January 23, 2019 Susan Elkin

Research: LOL

Alzheimer’s is not a bundle of laughs. But it isn’t without humour, most of which, in my view comes from the wacky...

January 16, 2019 Susan Elkin

What’s the time?

Time is one of the last abstract concepts to develop in children. It’s why a three year old cannot conceive of 10...

January 9, 2019 Susan Elkin

Jet lag every day

Fatigue, tiredness, weariness, bloody exhaustion – yes, it’s all part of Ms Alzheimer’s merry-go-round. And, with her usual lack of discrimination, she...

January 2, 2019 Susan Elkin

Theft of Time

“Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today” my grandmother used to say. Or, if she was feeling pithier: “Procrastination...

December 28, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-come?

Well, Christmas Eve didn’t start too well. At 4.30am My Loved One was stumbling round the bedroom mumbling something about East Germany...

December 19, 2018 Susan Elkin


Anyone remember John Christopher’s 1964 novel The Possessors? Not actually one of Christopher’s best novels, but it scared the pants off me...

December 12, 2018 Susan Elkin

Guest blog: A Load of Balls

To be clear at the outset, I am not Susan!  Regular readers will know me as one of the two sons, father...

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