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    Keith Oliver Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:57

    Rosemary is not my carer, she is my wife, who cares for me and I’m her husband, and I care for her. 

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    Keith Oliver Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:40

    On bad days it’s like living in a fog.

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    Keith Oliver Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:33

    One big psychological hit to having young onset dementia is a feeling of guilt.  

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    Paul Hitchmough Thu, 09/06/2016 - 13:55

    Music keeps me mind clear and gives me a clear focus every day.

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    Keith Oliver Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:41

    All of the normal triggers for Alzheimer’s don’t apply to my case.

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    Paul Hitchmough Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:17

    It’s pretty hard to concentrate on things a long period of time.  

  • Neil Chadborn
    Neil Chadborn Wed, 08/06/2016 - 15:49

    We missed Rob at a recent event about involving people with dementia and carers in research. It was a shock to hear that he was in hospital, but I still somehow expected him to pull through.

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    Paul Hitchmough Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:57

    We are still the same people. 

  • Lucy Perry-Young
    Lucy Perry-Young Mon, 06/06/2016 - 07:47

    Jean stopped in the hallway and suddenly said ‘Do you like books?’ I said yes, I enjoy reading, do you?

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    Paul Hitchmough Thu, 02/06/2016 - 21:57

    The consultant came out to me and when we were in my house, he said, “Have you got anyone here with you?” I said, “No...why? Do I need someone here? Just tell me.”

  • Anne de Gruchy Thu, 19/05/2016 - 16:31

    I’ve been thinking about my lovely dad, about him sitting there at home with his little dog, and worrying that he might be lonely.

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Mon, 16/05/2016 - 18:13

    There is something apposite about a university – which runs on brain power – becoming dementia-friendly.

  • Gill Oliver
    Gill Oliver Fri, 13/05/2016 - 14:58

    Dementia is the perfect subject for Health and Wellbeing Boards to address.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Mon, 09/05/2016 - 17:08

    Last week I found myself onstage at Nottingham University’s Lakeside Theatre as part of an evening exploring Comedy and Mental Health.

  • Anna Lindstrand
    Anna Lindstrand Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:36

    About a year ago I applied for a new position within the audiology department that I work in. Little did I realise quite how much it was going to change my life and change me.

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