Tag Archives: Dementia

Becoming a dementia friend

Last December I attended a Dementia Friends session. These free dementia awareness sessions, organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, teach you a little bit about what it’s like to live with the disease and what steps you can take to make your community more dementia friendly.

P1000259

Continue reading

United against dementia

It’s Dementia Awareness Week and the Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across the UK to unite against this cruel disease.  Earlier this week I wrote about the lack of awareness about this disease. Today, I’m sharing my experience as a carer.

P1000176

Carers in Macclesfield launched a project to knit a mile-long scarf to raise awareness of dementia

Continue reading

We need to talk openly about dementia

May 14-20 is dementia awareness week, something very close to my heart. I’ll be publishing two more blog posts during the week. If you read this post first, you’ll understand why raising awareness is so important to me.

P1000215

The forget-me-not – symbol of the dementia community

Continue reading

Dementia Awareness Week 2017

May 14-20 is dementia awareness week, something very close to my heart. I’ll be publishing three more blog posts during the week, they’re posts that I’d already written, and things that I’d made, several weeks ago.

Three days ago I lost my lovely dad because of this spiteful disease. I’d been caring for him for the last few years, eventually giving up my job in November so that I could look after him full time.

HPIM1355.JPG

Continue reading