Sunday humour…

I love this picture, and the name of the food stall… these boys are hardly fat!! We’re in Adelaide airport waiting for our flight to Kuala Lumpur where we have two whole days to enjoy the sights. Mostly though, I’m really looking forward to the food!! In fact I’ve been drooling ever since we booked…

Wishing Richard Taylor well for his surgery

As I type, Richard is probably under the influence of anaesthetic drugs and the robotic arm at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas USA. He will spend 6-10 hours on the operating room table with a six armed robot surgery machine named Da Vinci. As most of you already know he just completed a month of chemotherapy,…

Dementia, madness and neuroscience

In many of my presentations, I say; “The changes brought on by dementia are relentless, yet most people don’t see them as disabilities just as external symptoms. Many also think it is a mental illness, which it is not. The word Dementia is taken from Latin, originally meaning “madness”; no wonder we struggle against the…

The power of Richard Taylor

This morning, I was sure I posted a blog titled; Melatonin and Exercise Help in Alzheimer’s Disease. However, it has ‘disappeared’; I’ve just tuned in to do some work on one of my drafts, and simply cannot find it. Of course, it must be ‘user error’ that has caused its disappearance, but if anyone who gets my blogs…

Stand up and speak out…

Recently I posted Jennifer Bute’s story of being diagnosed with dementia. A couple of her quotes really stood out to me. The first quote is about compensating for the symptoms of dementia: ‘To compensate, I became ruthlessly efficient,  writing everything down as soon as I had spoken to the patient and   following up referrals immediately. However, I…

Jennifer’s story

Jennifer Bute from the UK has become a wonderful friend of mine; we met at ADI London last year, and like me and Richard Taylor, she is fighting the symptoms of dementia as if it is the Olympics race of her life. Dementia from the inside is her story; Jennifer Bute. She is using her…

Living outside the stigmas and expectations of others

Recently Richard Taylor  wrote to the following message to a person with younger onset dementia living in Queensland who had connected with him via his website; “Thank you for taking the time to write. Have you met Kate Swaffer? She is a kindred spirit, who also lives in Australia, of ours who hears the same…