Archive | Living with dementia

Mum and Me

Sue Bourne

Every film I had ever seen about Alzheimer’s disease had been grim and depressing. My mother Ethel had Alzheimer’s yet somehow my daughter Holly and I continued to have a relationship with her. It may not have been what it once was but there was still lots of laughter. And lots of love. We knew […]

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Lost Chord

Helena Muller

Lost Chord is a charity providing therapeutic musical sessions for people with dementia. We work in residential homes and the community at day centres specifically for people in their early stages of dementia. Music can often be the key. It can reach into the very soul and unlock the door that dementia has pulled shut […]

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Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

Lloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisKaty McIntosh

Welcome to a year at Alzheimer’s Research UK: a year that saw us become the Charity Times’ Charity of the year; a year when we have again broken records for fundraising and research investment; and a year where our scientists have made critical new discoveries on the path to defeating dementia. Below are some of […]

‘You’re just a bit doolally’: Tackling the stigma of dementia

Dr Matthew Norton

This is a cross Blog post with the International Longevity Centre-UK Stigma is an issue that continues to blight progress in dementia research and support for people with dementia and their carers. It is mainly exhibited through fear and people who have the condition being discredited or ostracised. It often stems from wider ageism – the […]

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Telling the story of dementia

Barney Norris

Over the next two months, my new play Visitors, a story about a family struggling to cope with dementia, will be touring the country. Visitors is a play about many things – it’s a love story, a lament, a window into a rural world – but it’s also an attempt to start conversations about the challenges faced by people […]

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Christmas is for children – and Grandad

Anonymous Blogger

Crackers pulled. Silly (colourful) hat perched on head. Jokes read and groans groaned. Great food, thoroughly enjoyed. What day is it? Why all the fuss? The bang of the cracker was a bit of a shock, as if it weren’t expected … This year, for the first time, Christmas rather passed Dad by. He was never one for dressing […]

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