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  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 01/12/2015 - 15:39

    Peter Ashley died on 10th November 2015. This brings to an end a remarkable life and he is much missed by the people who knew him. He made a great contribution to how dementia is perceived, spoken about and responded to.

  • Sky Blue Lad Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:50

    At this point in time I am recording events to give the reader an idea of life with dementia the elephant in the room.  Mixed dementia following stroke is a double whammy as you are never sure what is the cause of presentation.

  • Sky Blue Lad Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:41

    There is no treatment for vascular dementia in the NHS. Once diagnosis has been made advice is for healthy living with a sensible diet and  regular exercise.

  • Nancy Wed, 18/11/2015 - 14:50

    Safety and autonomy when capacity is compromised.  My mum has dementia.  She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year although she had been deteriorating for a while prior to that. 

  • Gill Oliver
    Gill Oliver Wed, 18/11/2015 - 13:00

    Dementia Day-to-Day or Dementia Day, today! Well, if you are caring for someone with dementia, every day is Dementia Day.

  • Peter Kirwan
    Peter Kirwan Wed, 18/11/2015 - 11:15

    One of my current strands of research in Shakespearean performance is how memory works in relation to the use of quotations.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:33

    Today is our wedding anniversary. My Husband does not know, and for that I am glad. If he knew, he would be devastated at not having bought and written a card. No-one ever chose cards quite like he did.

  • Neil Chadborn
    Neil Chadborn Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:32

    Academics are generally discreet about how their initial ideas for a research project develop. There are lots of reasons for this - some are rational, other reasons can seem a little 'paranoid'.

  • Sally Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:31

    What saddens me most about my husband's incapacity is his loss and deprivation of the things which he enjoyed, and which brought him such pleasure, and enriched his life.

  • 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.