‘Be informed, inspired, incentivised, indignant and incensed’

“Be informed,  inspired,  incentivised,  indignant,  & incensed” was the heading of NCDAllliance Forum 2017 Update on December 11, 2017. The update began with this powerful quote from Katie Dain, CEO of the NCD Alliance. “We urge you to continue the conversations you started here. Continue communicating with partners – both old and new. Continue listening to and…

Facing up to life…

In my own experience It’s ultimately kinder to be up front Face up to stuff Be honest and true to you Laugh as much as possible Dance, even when no-one’s watching Believe in love It will always overcome hate Forgive others In the knowledge That those who intentionally harm you Speak of themselves Not you…

Meeting Minna

Not so long ago, I met a wonderful woman online called Minna Packer after she joined Dementia Alliance International. She definitely seemed to be struggling with having been diagnosed with dementia, and I remember that very dark place only too well. Minna inspires me, and I’m now pleased to say, has, perhaps without realising it, encouraged me to…

Mental Health Day 2017

Today is Mental health day, started 15 years ago, and whilst not necessarily something to celebrate, it is positive that we are talking about and thinking  about mental health as almost everyone has been impacted by mental health issues personally, or someone they know has. As dementia comes under the umbrella of mental health at…