When normal isn’t working…

This week I have thought I would never be able to keep up with blogging, and yes, I know I have cheated a little by adding some jokes and another light hearted one, but in fact, on Tuesday I published a second blog, not remembering I had already hit the publish button once that day.…

Wandering along the beach

Before a diagnosis of dementia, if I went walking, Even if it was ‘wandering’ through a shopping centred for pleasure, It was still referred to as walking Wandering along the beach with the sand between my toes Was still considered walking When I go walking, even if I get lost, I am not a wanderer……

Childrens activities for people with dementia?

Doll therapy, Montessori, childish Apps on iPads and a whole range of other children’s activities that are encouraged for people with dementia seem to me to miss the point. Using activities that children engage in to ‘amuse’ us – and then call them meaningful activities –  is something I tend to think is patronising and insulting.…

Filling the liquid soap container…

One of my special friends Robyn Verrall who used to be a nurse as well as a brilliant medical rep, and now lives on a farm near Keith in South Australia often starts a sentence in a blog or a Facebook post or tweet like this… “It started like this… ” then tells the (mostly)…

The new faces of dementia

The incidence of dementia is actually slowing down in some countries, and increasing in others, and although there is some evidence to support this, today is not about research.  Don’t get me wrong, I have a very healthy respect for research and academics, perhaps am even becoming one, but it is now always about research.…