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God Jul. A Christmas Story    

 

Sharing this post which was written by a friend.  I wish I had written it.  I love the contrast between the harshness of dementia with the softness of the kissing nurse, the doe and the fawn.  There is always a way to connect with those experiencing even the later stages of dementia.  It  needs understanding and respect for the person within as they are, rather than frustration for what they have become on the surface.  Thank you, Tom, for writing it and reminding me.

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What follows is a Christmas story. I have written it for all of the lovely people who read my blog. Thank you all. Wholeheartedly. Tom Tide. ————————…

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My biro has run out of ink …

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I started this blogging lark, on a whim, just over a year ago, following the example of a friend who lives to write  (at midnight, as all the best writers do).  I’m not sure why I did, other than sometimes it helps to clarify my thoughts by writing (ok, typing) them into some sort of organised, hopefully coherent, order.

However, over the last few weeks, probably months, my metaphorical biro has run out of ink.  I can’t think what to write, how to write it in any case, and most importantly – why to write.  Some of my posts had hundreds (yes, really) of views, some had just a few, but I could guess who those viewers were and they were much valued.  In turn I started following several other bloggers, some of whom I knew, some I didn’t; some have fallen by the wayside;  some favourites I have commented on, always appreciatively, but lately those comments have been deleted, or, to use the word which WordPress use,  trashed.      I never do that, unless comments are offensive, which has only happened once, but some people, apparently, do delete my comments or dismiss them as Spam.  There you go, in the bin.  Spam.   Trash.  To be forgotten.  Pity there was no feedback.

Anyway, to return to the main point, my biro has run out.  Ideas have dried up.  I really don’t know why.  Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the lack of light (the Winter solstice is very soon, so there’s hope on the horizon); maybe nothing much has happened.  Scratch that last thought, maybe it’s because so much has happened.  2016 has been a year to remember, a turning point in the world’s history perhaps.  Is that why I can’t think of anything; there are too many things?

In my own life, everyday stuff keeps on keeping on.  I have written about those, but am now struggling  to relate them in a way which others who are not familiar with my life might find worth reading.   My life is pretty ordinary really; my thoughts are those which others have, but don’t feel the need to describe while sitting in front of a laptop.  I felt that need.  I don’t now.  My biro is empty.  It was only a cheapie from a multi-pack, but even so, it was my biro and I shall miss it.

One more thought:  maybe I need one of those multi-coloured jobs, which I have always wanted, but never had, along with a mini-Cadbury chocolate bar machine.  Not long till Christmas … just saying …

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The Dementia side of my trip to Birmingham……

 

An insight into how a person living with dementia copes with things most of us take for granted.  She is incredible.  Written by a lady with the pen name  Which Me am I Today?  She has early-onset dementia, despite which, or probably because of, she  is doing an incredible amount to raise the profile of dementia, what it means in everyday life and what others can do to mediate its effects.  Her other blog posts are well worth reading for anyone with an interest in dementia.  They should be required reading for the authorities who think that because she is coping, their job is done.  It’s not. 

                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Some people ask me how can I possibly do all the things I do on my own when I have dementia…..so today I thought I’d give you the dementia side of the trip I described yesterday……….. I received the…

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