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The Drawer of Memory

Happy 2016 everyone! Sorry I’ve been away for such a long time but life happens and did it ever happen. Health issues for me, a move to a new home and now, sadly, another relative who is having “memory” issues. But I wanted to share this little film with you. What do you think about it?

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The Drawer of Memory

This is an interesting film. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

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Sweet Boo Boo Bunny – Caregiver memories of Alzheimer’s

I found this while looking for a different post…I wanted to share it with you. Hope it’s not too much of a downer for you but it is part of life.

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My recent walks through my childhood have reminded me of so many good memories but they have also twanged that emotional spot that is oh so very tender – how much I still miss my parents.  Holidays are difficult times for some people because of where they may be (us away from both sides of our families), the loss of a loved one be it recent or long ago, health issues, problems with finances or relationships – or the lack of a relationship – and on and on.  Sad and lonely stands in the shadows of the lights, bells, and colorful bows.  I look forward to calling friends and family on Christmas and celebrating the day with DH.   This post was written some time ago but I never could get myself to put it up.  Now I want to…..

My mother was never the cuddly warm and fuzzy type –…

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Dementia: Out of the mouths of babes..

Sharing is caring and this is a perspective of dementia that we often don’t to see.

Before I forget...

I have just watched the most beautiful piece of film I have ever seen.  I can guarantee that you will have never seen dementia viewed in this way before.

How do you be with someone with dementia?  How do you communicate?   Children are the sweetest gift ever given to anyone and in this film young people talk about their grandparents who have dementia and how they deal with it.  If it doesn’t bring a tear to your eye then I will be amazed!

Produced by theBBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) for CBBC (the first ‘C’ standing for ‘Childrens’) this is a programme that is on air for children’s viewing times.   I feel that this should be shown so that all adults can learn from children how to help their loved ones with dementia.  Click on the link below to watch it.

My Life – Series 6: 3. Mr Alzheimer’s and…

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Inspiration I take from other people living with dementia.

I wanted to share this with everyone because it gives you stories from the other side of the foggy fence.

Before I forget...

I just have to share this with you all.   My friend Truthful, whose blog I have referred to before has worked hard on putting together thoughts from us people living with dementia to show some great positive stories.

She asked me if I would answer some questions and whether I would mind them being shared globally.  Of course I don’t mind.

Today, I see she has posted a list of positive stories on her page and I was so inspired reading through them that I want everyone to see them.

Each of us have different types of dementia, we live in all parts of the world and have different stories, BUT each one of us feel strongly about education how we live well with this disease.

Please take a look and read through our thoughts, the link below will take you to the page.

She has called it:  

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