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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 16, 2017 Susan Elkin

Prom 74 (Susan Elkin reviews)

As always on the penultimate night of the world’s biggest classical music festival, the atmosphere in the Royal Albert Hall was up...

September 16, 2017 Susan Elkin

Prom 64 (Susan Elkin reviews)

I heard the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on their home turf in Amsterdam in June so it was a real treat to catch...

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...

August 30, 2017 Susan Elkin

Money Worries

Money is becoming a problem in the household I share with My Loved One and the loathed Ms Alzheimers. Don’t squirm. This...

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