Yesterday I had a visit from Michelle Widdrington, Research nurse from the Brains for Dementia Research Project. Michelle is based up in Newcastle. I’ve donated my brain to the research unit so that when I die they’ll be able to use it for research into what makes our brain different from those without dementia. Even more important, they’ll be able to see whether my diagnosis was correct as it’s not until we die that they can categorically state whether or not we had dementia.
Michelle arrived to find my front path being dug up as workmen suddenly called yesterday to tell me they’d start on it today😱. It soon became apparent when I first moved in that the path and shallow steps were going to be a problem and I proved the case recently when I went head over heels ………..🙄. Anyway, sadly I didn’t have time to warn my neighbours about the pneumatic drill this morning,so I’m hoping they were all at work!
Michelle stayed for an hour taking me a variety of questions and tests. I did so well on the first test that she had to take me through a harder one, which didn’t go as well…….
She will ring my daughter Gemma later on tonight for her to confirm some answers I gave.
Donating your brain is as simple as that – a yearly visit to see how things are going along with a cuppa and a chat – perfect.
If you’re interested in donating your brain you can find out more at: