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  • Sally Wed, 28/10/2015 - 16:45

    I would describe my husband as kind, gentle, caring, appreciative, loyal, friendly, generous, tolerant, forgiving, uncomplaining, courageous, stoical, helpful, polite, well mannered...

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 28/10/2015 - 13:46

    This isn’t about dementia at all but it’s about what dominated the weekend for this researcher.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 28/10/2015 - 13:42

    Symbol of freedom, keys to the open road, imagery ranging from Mr Toad to Thelma and Louise, driving is a massive part of our lives. Therefore giving it up, or having to relinquish one’s licence is a big issue.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 28/10/2015 - 13:36

    In the summer of 2013 Nottingham University’s Lakeside Theatre staged a new play, Inside Out of Mind*, written and directed by Tanya Myers.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 28/10/2015 - 13:25

    I must confess that why I work with dementia is not something that I really planned. But one of the pleasures of living life is that things take their own course and you don’t know what’s going to happen next.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Wed, 28/10/2015 - 13:12

    Dementia is a big topic and one that’s become even more important recently. Trouble is, there’s such a lot of information out there, including people writing blogs, it could put you off trying to say anything.

  • Kevin Harvey
    Kevin Harvey Thu, 24/09/2015 - 23:40

    Tom’s blog on reading got me thinking about my own interest in and experiences of books. I, too, am a bibliophile – books feature constantly in my life, both professionally and outside of work.

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Mon, 07/09/2015 - 11:32

    I've spent the past weekend at a conference on music therapy and dementia at Anglia Ruskin Univeristy, Cambridge. Astonishingly, it was a world first for a conference topic that seems to be of wide interest. 

  • Anne de Gruchy Thu, 27/08/2015 - 18:00

    I had an interesting conversation with someone the other day, about how illness can define us. It got me thinking about my own up-and-down mental health, and how it has shaped my life over the years. It also got me thinking about my dad.

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Wed, 19/08/2015 - 17:24

    The Mary Chester club is a day centre in Perth run by the Alzheimer’s Society of Western Australia.  They opened their doors today to hundreds of delegates to the Alzheimer Disease International conference.

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