Link to an article in the Guardian

No blog from me today as I’m full of cold. I’ve even taken a couple of days off work – something unheard of in the past. Instead, here’s a link to an article published in the Guardian last Wednesday, written by Tom Seymour. He wrote a piece on Still Alice using the thoughts of Keith Oliver, Hilary Doxford and myself. It was a video on the web made by Keith, which made me realise that I too probably had Alzheimer’s. I’ll apologise on Tom’s behalf for the fact that the word ‘sufferer’ appears in the link title……..

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/feb/10/still-alice-alzheimers-accurate-dementia-sufferers-verdict

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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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