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July 26, 2017 Susan Elkin

Genes, ghosts and George

Left to right: MLO, George and our younger son on holiday in Spain It’s deeply ironic that My Loved One should be...

July 19, 2017 Susan Elkin

Why is the NHS stuck in a time warp?

This week I put my loved one in charge of ordering three items by phone from a mail order catalogue – something...

July 18, 2017 Susan Elkin

Kat’a Kabanova (Susan Elkin reviews)

This concise, passionate piece comes with echoes of both Chekhov and Ibsen – somewhere between The Seagull and A Doll’s House. Based...

July 13, 2017 Susan Elkin

Ms A Fires Time’s Arrow

Well, that bitch, Ms Alzheimer’s certainly knows how to scupper sense of time – as in whether today is Tuesday or Sunday...

July 5, 2017 Susan Elkin

Even Ms A has upsides

I’ve always been a positive, outward looking, glass-half-full, don’t-let-the-buggers-win kind of person. And, of course, there are a few pluses. I’m discovering,...

June 28, 2017 Susan Elkin

Driving a shopping trolley

One of my bitterest regrets is that Ms Alzheimer’s managed to worm her nasty way into the car quite so early in...

June 19, 2017 Susan Elkin

Ms A goes to Amsterdam

Well we’ve been to Amsterdam, My Loved One, the terrifying Ms Alzheimer’s and I. I’m drafting this on the train heading home...

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