Farewell to 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, I do wonder what’s in store for us all in 2019.

Most of all, I thank everyone who reads my blog, or who is working to improve the lives of people with dementia and our families and friends.

I really wish for more kindness, more tolerance and more acceptance of otherness (including differing views).

I’m especially hoping for more co-operation and much more collaboration between individuals and organisations and groups.

As the current Chair and CEO of the global group,Dementia Alliance International, an advocacy and support group, of, by and for people with dementia, my other dream is that all national, regional or local Dementia Working Groups will follow the main global motto, which is quoted so often by us all:

“Nothing about us, without all of us.”

By not working together, I believe, it will take much longer to make a truly tangible difference.

15 thoughts on “Farewell to 2018

  1. Thank you so much Kate for your continuing wisdom, you inspire me everyday to do better as I advocate for better care for older people.


  2. Whether you dance with delight or sloth on the couch embracing 2019, I hope you are within an environment of positivity and sparkling energy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    May you have the privilege of sharing and expressing the sheer exuberance of a fresh, glittering new year, with someone you consider “family”. ♥️ Surround yourself with those who make you hungry for life, touch your heart and nourish your soul. 🌟🌟🌟
    As you reflect on 2018, envision the bigger picture. 🥰
    Every year consists of a myriad of experiences, but nothing can compare to those moments that bring growth, magic, happiness and appreciation of the simple things. ☺️☺️
    Hug your loved ones a little tighter this day, and express how much you love them. ❣❣❣❣
    Ensure precious friendships continue to flourish, enhancing your journey with a sense of simpatico and togetherness. 🌼
    After all, do we not define ourselves by those we hold close, thus our happiness is truly based on our ‘tribe’.🌟🌟
    Defy pettiness and embrace tolerance and harmony darling ones. 💜💜
    Say, “looks like we nailed it”, no matter what challenges we have experienced. ☺️
    Celebrate this new beginning and pay homage to this precious gift we have all been blessed with, which is life!!!!✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
    Never take for granted how easily this convoluted adventure can be taken from us. It is crucial we all stop, take a breath, live in the moment and appreciate our charmed existence. 💥💥💥
    May 2019 be a year of magnificent transformation for you all.🌺🌺🌺🌺
    I wish for you peace, sweetness and joy, overflowing with enchantment, love and bliss. ✨🌺✨🌺✨🌺
    Now rock on and run headlong into your future with gay abandon, glee and exaltation, knowing you have the power and clarity of mind to live the dream. 💃🏻
    Blaze a part of your own brilliance and illuminate the world. Be your own kind of beautiful. ❤️
    Happy New Year!!! Let your weird light shine so the other weirdos know where to find you. 💃🏻💃🏻🎉🎉🍾🍾🎈🎈🌟🌟💜💜🌺🌺
    Love, lunacy and fairy dust.
    Leah. Xx❤️❣❤️❣❤️❣


  3. Hi Kate value your achievements of 2018 and all the best for 2019 another year full of opportunities. Agree with the quest to work more cooperatively and collaboratively with others for better outcomes for all. Your suggestion to do this reminders me of a quote about snowflakes, ‘Snowflakes so fragile and vulnerable alone but look what the can achieve when they all stick together’
    Few of us old boilers chilling in Coffins Bay probs a few liquid refreshments will be consumed to see out the old and in with the new so cheers old boiler 🍺🍷🎉💃🎶


  4. Happy new year to you and your family, Kate, and i hope 2019 is a good one for you and all your family. I hope 2019 is a much better year for me as this one has been hard for me with my Grandad-particuarly the last 2 months. My pleasure reading your blog-i enjoy reading your blog and looking forward to commenting and reading your blogs in 2019-best wishes!


  5. Thanks Kate for all you do and for the amazing organisation you have created. Such a lifeline for so many of us, something we were discussing in our Living Alone With Dementia group yesterday xx

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