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January 2, 2019 Susan Elkin

Theft of Time

“Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today” my grandmother used to say. Or, if she was feeling pithier: “Procrastination...

December 28, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-come?

Well, Christmas Eve didn’t start too well. At 4.30am My Loved One was stumbling round the bedroom mumbling something about East Germany...

December 19, 2018 Susan Elkin


Anyone remember John Christopher’s 1964 novel The Possessors? Not actually one of Christopher’s best novels, but it scared the pants off me...

December 12, 2018 Susan Elkin

Guest blog: A Load of Balls

To be clear at the outset, I am not Susan!  Regular readers will know me as one of the two sons, father...

December 5, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ms A’s chums

It seems that Ms Alzheimer’s was a bit lonely in our house. So she’s brought a few friends along to jolly us...

November 28, 2018 Susan Elkin

Carry on caring

Finding, hiring and working with carers is a whole new ball game and one which – until recently – I never imagined...

November 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Learning, learning, learning

It’s now 19 months since Ms Alzheimers’s official arrival in our household although of course, with hindsight, I now realise she’d been...

November 14, 2018 Susan Elkin

Such stuff as nightmares are made on

Vivid dreams – effectively nightmares – are one of Ms Alzheimer’s less welcome bestowals. And I hope the people who think this...