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January 31, 2018 Susan Elkin

Three very grateful cheers for family ties

My paternal great grandmother lived until I was 16. Throughout my childhood I watched my grandparents carefully and lovingly looking after his...

January 24, 2018 Susan Elkin

Lightbulb moments

Much ado about light bulbs in this household recently. Back in the days when Mr and Mrs E were able to manage...

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 –...