Yesterday I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at a Baptist Care “Stories of me” event in Sydney; a long way, and tiring, but worth it as it is imperative our voice is heard or nothing will ever change. The event was really interesting. It is always poignant for me to listen to family care partners of which there were three who presented, as their pain is totally aligned with my recollection of being a ‘care partner’ of people I loved and supported, and who have died from dementia. I do realise the physical and emotional challenges, and also know that their pain goes on long after we die. It was MC’d by Nartarsha Belling, a journalist from Channel 10, who is a delightful young women, originally a country girl like me. It was fabulous meeting and getting to know her just a little bit. She asked someone to take this photo of us to show her mum, and then published it on her Instagram page!
I think I am on Instagram, but have no idea what my login details are, so will simply have to say thank you here!
Thanks to them both. Grateful.