Last year I was lucky enough to meet and strike up a friendship with mother and daughter Jo Allmond and Jess Hiles. I met them at an event I was speaking at in Milton Keynes for McIntyre Care, which is leading the way for highlighting the issue of those with a learning disability that also has dementia.
Jess is an amazing person whose Nan had dementia. Sadly she died very recently, but during the process of trying to understand dementia we became friends.
Jo kindly asked me to contribute one of my poems to a book of poems described as:
“A selection of poems by those not always heard”
Well the book is out around the 1st May and Jo and Jess will be appearing at the Hawksbury Upton Literary Festival on the 22nd April – you can see them in a list of speakers on the web site:
Here’s Jess’ wonderful web site – well worth a click.