One-off Sunday blog!

I don’t usually blog on a Sunday, but I’m hoping this is going to reach a fraction of the people, who also have dementia, and who have sent me kind comments, useful links, names of blogs, web site details and may wonder why I havn’t been in touch.

This last 4 months, since being diagnosed, has been so overwhelmingly full on that my brain is full to saturation point with support and kindness from all you lovely people from all over the world.

It’s not that I don’t want to contact you or read your articles, blogs and web sites. I’m still working full time at the moment – albeit stutteringly, but my days just don’t have enough hours to do and say everything I want.

One day you’ll suddenly find me pop up in your inbox or on your blog. So please don’t feel that I’m ignoring you. I’m full of gratitude and appreciation for all your actions of help and kind comments and will be in touch.

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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.

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