Thank you, thank you, thank you…….

A HUGE THANK YOU – to all you kind people who responded to my blog on walking:

https://whichmeamitoday.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/walking-has-changed-with-dementia/

I had wonderful PhD students sending me their research, and researchers from all over the country and beyond email me links and thoughts. Even a wonderful physio through Twitter helped me. I was overwhelmed and so grateful.

The articles all described my reality and experiences. It was all very logical and became perfectly clear. So clear and so consistent were the possible reasons that I now realise……….I’m normal!😂😂 Perfect result for this lovely Friday…….

Thank you again to everyone

However, Billy has his own ideas on how to stop me wobbling all over the place……..

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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.

7 thoughts on “Thank you, thank you, thank you…….

  1. We can sometimes feel overwhelmed with bad news coming at us, so it’s good to be reminded of the basic kindness and goodness of people. A happy Friday indeed!

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  2. I don’t have dementia at the moment. But the article referring to ‘gait ataxia’ was useful to me in trying to fathom the walking difficulty brought about by my vestibular neuritis (Labyrinthitis). So thank you Wendy. And thank you always for your blog and your persistence, doggedness, perseverance, tenacity, determination, resolve, diligence, resolution, importunity, (all synonyms for ‘perseverance’ provided by Microsoft Word!) ‘ Importunity’ is a good word with more suitable synonyms to describe you!

    Best wishes and all power to your elbow – and all the other bits that need it.

    Best wishes,

    Sue

    Sue Hamilton

    3 Charles Court,

    Limekilns,

    Fife

    KY11 3LG

    01383 872947

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  3. Thanks are due to you Wendy. What you are doing is wonderful – demystifying this dementia thing, making it ok to talk about it, increasing understanding and, most of all, getting rid of the idea that it’s being a dotty old lady. You’ve proved that you’re neither of those – you’re articulate, clever and far from being old or dotty. I feel privileged to be one of your readers. xxx

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