Interview on Radio York ……

There are some people in the media who I always trust to be fair and give me a good hearing and who use appropriate language. Not many, but some. Jonathan Cowap at BBC Radio York is one of them. Jonathan has supported me and promoted dementia in York since I was diagnosed.
Every so often I visit the station when I’m in York and we do a catch up interview. Well a week or so ago, was such a day and on Thursday, while I was trundling off to Huddersfield it was broadcast.

For those interested here’s the link. I start chatting at 1hr 10mins into the programme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04zqm43

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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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