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October 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

You never know where you are with Ms A

Alzheimer’s is an unpredictable business. Last Friday I left the house at noon to interview an author in North London. Then I...

October 18, 2017 Susan Elkin

Health and the c-word

I am now a carer. Or so they tell me. Thanks Ms Horrible Alzheimer’s. You have forced something onto my CV which...

October 11, 2017 Susan Elkin

Music and Memory

On Sunday I was at the Brighton Dome to review a Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concert – a routine and regular professional job...

October 4, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Kindness of Strangers

Not so long ago, My Loved One and I – we are children of the cap-doffing 1950s after all – would leap...

September 20, 2017 Susan Elkin

When “help” doesn’t help

When dementia first starts to nibble, it’s tiny things such as slight slowness of speech when you’re tired or suddenly deciding that...

September 13, 2017 Susan Elkin

Marriage of true minds? No longer

Sometimes I feel that our marriage is over. Something else has replaced it although I can’t quite put my finger on what....

September 6, 2017 Susan Elkin

Pencils, plumbing and pills

One morning last week My Loved One strode (yes, strode – not shambled, shuffled or trudged) into my office. He’d been to...

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