Another media day………

Yesterday I experienced the good and bad side of handing our life over to the media.

The morning was certainly a low point and one which I’d rather forget so won’t record here. However, I’ve kept my notes so may elaborate on at a later date when the storm subsides.

But the afternoon was the polar opposite and certainly a high. it was time for Jim Read from the BBC. One of the loveliest reporters I know and actually trust.

He filmed me, Keith Oliver and Christopher and Veronica Devas 3 years ago (I think!)
He was here to make an updated video which will be shown hopefully at the end of the month or beginning of Feb.
You can see the original here:

This time they were keen to concentrate on the changes that have taken place in us all as well as our views on Social Care and how we now fill our time…….obviously I had to mention my book! In the couple of months proceeding today we’d all had the use of a video camera to record ad hoc and now today Jim was asking questions to tie in with the film.

Anyway, the afternoon was a lovely one and we filmed for about 3 hours before Jim had everything he wanted. I havn’t a clue what he asked me but it was as lovely as always to see him again. Can’t wait for the end result to be shown……

Jim in the shadows 🤣😂 he says he prefers it that way…..🤣

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.

5 thoughts on “Another media day………

  1. loved seeing the film again and a very good reminder for us, as we have the delightful Jim on Monday , so we shall see if we’ve done enough for him
    huge hug Veronica and Christopher

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