A BIG THANK YOU

Thank you all for sharing my first week of blogging – what an experience it’s been!  I’ve been very humbled by the comments people have taken the trouble to post and emails people have sent.

I hadn’t quite realised the power of the internet. To have been viewed in 10 countries seems bizarre – especially when I only know people in 3 – ha! I realise many views will be short-lived but if people read it once and take away a spark of knowledge about dementia then I’m happy I’ve achieved my goal.

I’ll leave you alone over the weekend but will be back on Monday:) Have a fabulous weekend.

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About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

4 thoughts on “A BIG THANK YOU

  1. Hi Wendy,

    I couldn’t believe it when Sarah said what the likely diagnosis was – it just isn’t fair – but then what is? This blog is genuinely amazing…not only must it be helping you but I imagine it will be helping others – I know that I smile when I see my email of your new post and it certainly makes me stop and think and realise what truly matters. Wish you well and will say hello when finally get back to visit Sarah!

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