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February 27, 2019 Susan Elkin

The opposite of denial

 I’m truthful by nature. I can’t help telling it how it is. And I suspect these days that other people sometimes find...

February 20, 2019 Susan Elkin

Fading in music

 Classical music has always been part of the glue which binds our marriage. When we met I was 14 and he was...

February 13, 2019 Susan Elkin

Ms Alzheimer’s goes to Dorset

So was a week in a very rural, holiday-let house on the Dorset/Wiltshire border a good idea for a man into whom...

February 6, 2019 Susan Elkin

Downhill from diagnosis

When you get an Alzheimer’s diagnosis the medics quickly and brightly tell you that it’s an unpredictable disease and that some people...

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...