Rosemary Westwell on the recent event that showcased the work of eight very different filmmakers.
Ask a photographer what comment they hear the most and you can pretty much guarantee it’s ‘I hate having my photo taken’. Obviously Mario Testino doesn’t have such problems when he’s shooting Kate Moss for Vogue or a picture-perfect portrait of the royal family, but move away from the celebrity world and getting people to […]
My father’s dementia began, as dementia often does, with the smallest of clues. He would forget where he parked his car, miss a lunch date or walk out of the house without his keys. Of course, the problem with these innocuous little slips is that these are the kinds of things that can happen to […]
Seeing at first hand the effect that Alzheimer’s was having on my brother in law, Bill, and his wife, my sister, Morag, who looks after him, I wanted to raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s and the necessary research that will be required to combat it. Bill worked in London, was involved in his own […]
My name is Steve and I am a Doctor Who fan. There, I’ve said it. Ever since I first encountered the eccentric Gallifreyan and his dimensionally transcendental Police Box, I’ve been hooked. Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Silurians – I can’t get enough of them. Which is a pretty strange reaction, considering most of it used to […]
The tunes to these words take me straight to the back seat of Mum’s rackety Volkswagen. There Mum taught my younger brother and me the popular songs of her youth (and an ever-expanding vocabulary of swear words – but that’s another story). I love to remember such times. But it’s still the case, sadly, that […]
This is a cross Blog post with Department of Health Social Care News. The first time I came across Mr Smith he wasn’t in the clinic or even a hospital bed. Instead, he was sitting at the wheel of his car, which he had somehow wedged into a small passage that leads only to the hospital […]
Imagine spending your teens and twenties watching a beloved parent living with dementia. I did, and this is my story… When I tell people that my dad had vascular dementia for about 19 years, the usual reaction is one of surprise – can you really live with dementia for that long? The answer is a […]