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January 10, 2018 Susan Elkin

Trauma with tablecloths

I’ve been thinking about tablecloths. As you do on a dank, damp, dark January afternoon. Nowhere in any of the Alzheimer’s literature...

December 27, 2017 Susan Elkin

“We’ll do the Hokey Cokey and …”

Ms Alzheimer’s is an especially unwelcome presence at Christmas but our first festive season with her recognised in our midst has been...

December 20, 2017 Susan Elkin


At our last appointment with the consultant My Loved One and I agreed, in principle, that we would – if asked –...

December 6, 2017 Susan Elkin

Spelling out trouble

Alzheimer’s, they tell us, is progressive brain cell death. Over a course of time the total brain size shrinks because the tissue...