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  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:24

    Robert (Wiggle Bum) will be 85 next February, and I am dreading it.

  • Charles Crook
    Charles Crook Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:19

    Teaching about teaching is a pretty odd job.  Yet surely someone has to have a go at it. As my own field of study is developmental psychology (with special interest in education) – then I have had to confront this challenge quite a bit.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:17

    Have you noticed the recent trend for politicians to sing the praises of carers, to acknowledge the billions the save the economy, to recognise they they should have, must have, breaks, and that they need support?

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:10

    For over two weeks now, I have just given the mail a cursory look each morning, and then put it on the pending pile until I have time to deal with it.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:06

    A young neighbour, mother of two pre-school children, said to me “Sally, you are always smiling. I just don't know how you do it!”

    Well, neither do I actually. But I'm a carer. It's what you are supposed to do.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:00

    I am relatively new in the world of academia but it is obvious that research and especially the money to pay for it is a big preoccupation in this sector.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 15:59

    When I first embarked on my role of carer, any help I had with WB's care was that which I bought from various care agencies, because that was the only way I knew.

  • Esther Ayuba Mon, 16/11/2015 - 15:46

    This summer I had a wonderful opportunity to undergo a short placement at the Centre for Dementia at the Institute of Mental Health at The University of Nottingham.

  • Anne de Gruchy Mon, 16/11/2015 - 15:06

    Here, as promised, is another set of ‘Tentative Tips’. As I said previously, please do take them for what they are – ideas shared in the hope they might prove useful to others as they have proved useful to me and to carers I have talked to.

  • Shibley Rahman Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:24

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789, which was re-printed in The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1817 uttered:

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:30

    I’ve always loved books. My mother would borrow a fresh batch from the town library each Thursday and we would devour them.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:29

    Many of us might dream of a magic potion which would enable us to slough off a great chunk of years, maybe even return us to our youth.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:26

    Before we married, WB [husband] lived at home with his widowed mother, the most delightful mother in law one could wish for, superbly old fashioned, and a slave to routines.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:25

    Apathy is a curious thing. It has various definitions, most of which have two components – one to do with lack of interest, concern, enthusiasm, and the other to do with lack of emotion.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:24

    Many years ago, before we had any idea of what our own fate might be, we were slightly acquainted with a man and his wife, a very quiet couple, who regularly attended the same church as us.

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