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  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:30

    Thomas Hoccleve (1367-1426) is among the earliest English writer to leave us an account of his own mental illness. Hoccleve had a great deal to lose not only through his illness, but through the immense difficulties of writing about such an experience.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:28

    As it is not easy to get out for any length of time, I now do most of my non-food shopping on line.

    Generally speaking, this works very well, and I have mostly good experiences.

  • Spencer Jordan
    Spencer Jordan Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:00

    My novel, Journeys in the Dead Season, was published by Macmillan in 2005.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 11:49

    Whilst on my quest for seeking nursing homes which would offer both respite care, and an acceptable standard of care, I visited a place which I will call the Lawns, though it is nothing like that.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 11:36

    The district nurse came today whilst it was all action stations, so once she had attended to Robert's foot, I invited her to sit and write up her notes at the table in the kitchen, so that ablutions could continue in the bedroom.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 11:33

    I was enjoying that blissful time at dawn, when the birds have had to get up for choir practice, whilst you have the luxury of lying in for a bit longer.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 17/11/2015 - 11:30

    TAnDem is short for The Arts aNd DEMentia. It is the joint Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) hosted by the Centre for Dementia, University of Nottingham, and the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 11:27

    Without any previous experience or training, I took on the role of Carer for my husband in May 2011, when he was discharged from hospital, after spending 4 months in the Stroke Unit.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 17/11/2015 - 11:09

    Hearing loss is common as we get older. Age is the main risk factor for dementia. The two conditions may occur together, but can deafness cause dementia?

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Tue, 17/11/2015 - 10:36

    There is no way of knowing within a reasonable margin of error whether a person without symptoms will develop dementia of any kind.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:37

    As often as the round the clock care for my bed bound husband allows, I try to visit my elder brother, who is in a residential care home.

  • Anne de Gruchy Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:35

    Tonight, as I often do, I woke in the early hours with lots of interesting thoughts buzzing around my brain – things that intrigued me about humanity, and ideas I wanted to explore through my writing.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:33

    Very very occasionally, there are magic moments when patient care and every aspect of domesticity all 'come together'.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:31

    In my simplistic, layman's mind, I visualise my husband’s particular, mixed dementia as a huge, underground labyrinth of long, dark, mysterious, twisting tunnels.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:26

    Each year, on the eve of my birthday, some very dear and thoughtful friends arrive.

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