Cheeky Maureen Shiells

She’s a little bit cheeky Is Maureen Shiells @MMShiells As I’ve snuck in this poem Hoping desperately I won’t upset my newer followers She is just a little bit more than Interested in dementia Keen about health and well being She loves life It’s a bit worrying though She said a blog would have to wait Until…

Mary Delaney

Mary Delaney The second twitter friend @manalishis Who signed up to my blog Helping me on my poetry blitz She’s a follow-Friday  kind of girl Not sure if she’s a blogger We might get her to yet She thinks about Stuff And people like Bob Dylan and Sebastian Cabot And a bit keen on Scotland Thankfully She led…

Photographs, disAbilities and dementia…

In November 2012 I received this in an email from a friend with dementia: “Hi all, I have a huge problem with names, is there any way that a thumbnail could accompany emails so I know who I’m talking with?” In my list of contacts, and apart from me, the only person to have done…

Spanner man… Victoria

Tuesday is meant to be my day for adding something funny, but I can’t think of anything funny to write, and have run out of homework!! Anyway, a cousin sent me some images from a man in Victoria, lovingly called ‘Spanner man’ who is wheelchair bound, but whose hobby is making things with old spanners. They are…

Communication and dementia

The only way forward to finish writing a blog today is to write freestyle, in the manner of NaNoWriMo, no judgement, no fear, no set plan, although I will try to edit it before I publish it.  Thanks to the intelligence of the computer, at least I have help. Looking in my office, it seems…

The effect of grief

The effect of grief these last few weeks has been that my energy and paddling has not been able to keep up with finding the ideas to write or edit many my own blogs. My draft folder is full, but still I have not been able to complete many, and so I’ve ‘cheated’ on many days……

Social media, text-speak, dementia… a few thoughts!

In the 7th May email newsletter from the Australian Institute of Management South Australia (AIM); “Just how important it is to use correct grammar is highlighted in the May issue of Management Today. According to the magazine, knowing the difference between “you’re” and “your” could be one indicator of future career success. The article reads,…