Visit to St James’s Palace today!!

The wonderful Matt Murray from the Alzheimer’s Society has given me the opportunity for another ‘WOW’ day. He’s invited me to St James’s Palace for the Alzheimer’s Society People Awards Ceremony. By the time this is published we’ll be on our way for our special day…

I was allowed one guest so we had to toss a coin to see which daughter could come with me – Gemma won this time. We’ll be able to watch all the Alzheimer’s teams get their awards as well as individuals. Matt won an award himself last year!

I bought the train tickets, forgetting that Gemma was with me so we’ve got hours to spare before we need to be there – Gemma is in charge of getting us there (did I tell you that Gem?)

It sounds like Fort Knox trying to get there as we have to take passport ID and birth certificate………..I’ve also got to remember to take the invites………hmm best set my alarm with a few reminders……

Angela Rippon is hosting the event and Princess Alexandra is presenting the awards. We’re then having tea and cakes in the palace – how amazing – very excited. No hat necessary, thank goodness – I don’t do hats………..:) Another wonderful opportunity given to me by the Alzheimer’s society…..

Will tell you all about it later in the week.

Soooo excited!
Soooo excited!
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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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