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March 13, 2019 Susan Elkin

Just heed our needs, please

Some organisations clearly don’t understand dementia. They are so bound up in their own red tape, procedures, rules and lording it over...

March 6, 2019 Susan Elkin

Whose shoes?

Not long after My Loved One and I “came out” as an item (not that anyone was surprised) he arrived one day...

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 24, 2019 Susan Elkin

Philharmonia Orchestra (Susan Elkin reviews)

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 20 February 2019 The now well-established partnership between the Philharmonia and the Marlowe Theatre continues to bring out the...

February 24, 2019 Susan Elkin

Carmen (Susan Elkin reviews)

Kings’s Head Theatre, 13 February 2019 This is Bizet’s Carmen as you’ve never seen it before. Reworked for 2019 Britain, it opens in an...

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...

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