Talking on Australian TV……..

I hope the following link works…….not really sure how long they last for and whether it’s available everywhere…….

But first of all I feel I must clarify again. My book isn’t the first ever written by someone with dementia. There are many out there and apologies to all these people. All the books are equally important. The uniqueness of mine lies in the way it’s written.

But below is a link to the short film I made for Australian TV to promote my book and which was shown on ABC 7.30 yesterday evening in Australia. This is the full length version.

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/learning-to-live-with-the-fog-of-dementia/9651938

And here’s the link to the story online….

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-12/how-wendy-mitchel-learnt-to-navigate-the-fog-of-alzheimers/9636350

Or they’ve now put a link to the shorter version on You tube

I had so many lovely emails, tweets and comments on my blog from new virtual playmates, it was wonderful. Just shows how small the world is now we have the internet……..

Big thank you must go out to the lovely journalist, Lisa Millar and cameraman Niall for taking the trouble to visit me at home for this……

The silver thing on the right as suppose to make me 20 years younger’ ….mmmm…..me thinks they need to get their money back😂🤣😂🤣

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.

13 thoughts on “Talking on Australian TV……..

  1. Wendy, You’re absolutely brilliant about taking pictures of the inside of my cabinets and closets. I moved 6 months ago, to life with my middle son, and I’m still hunting up everything I own. There aren’t any boxes so I know I took it out of them, but where is always the problem. I also take pictures of where I’m going, to find myself back, but I kept thinking I should make a written list of my cabinets…which isn’t going to happen anytime soon..lol. Thank you so much.

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  2. Hi Wendy I watched the interview in Tasmania . You were brilliant – the info you gave was very useful. Keep up the good work and it was lovely to hear your English accent on the TV.
    Kind regards Denise

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  3. Hi Wendy…. Wow what an inspiration you are! I have just returned from UK after staying with my brother-in-law recently diagnosed and he was reading your book, which I did as soon as he finished. I discovered so much more that friends and family can do to help and not hinder. It also took away my fears of what could happen to me ….LIVING TODAY and not the future. I have been wanting to write a blog for a couple of years and you have encouraged me to just do it! Thank you for being an amazing person and sharing your goals, ideas and wisdom to us. I’m in awe of you and I’m proud of you and your uniqueness.

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