Invitation to appear at the Hays Festival…….

I’ve always wanted to go to the Hays Annual Festival – Hay on Wye, is not only beautiful but the festival itself is world-renowned and described as a ‘marvellous literary experience’……

So imagine my amazement …….the first chance I have to go and I’ve been asked to go on stage and talk about my book, Somebody I Used to Know, for an hour with the wonderful Guardian journalist, Decca Aitkenhead……who would have thought…..

I’ll be there on Tuesday 29th at 7pm on the ‘Good Energy Stage’…….wonderful to be on the programme on the same line as the author Margaret Atwood and Poet Wendy Cope….. ☺😍

Amazing………maybe I’ll even see some of you there……..

More details can be found on their web site….

I’ll also be at Bradford Literary Festival on the 1st July with Professor Murna Downs, Neurologist and author Jules Montague, and the wonderful author Simon McDermott, son of Songaminute man…….

and finally at the Festival at the Dukes THeatre in Lancaster, on stage with Guardian journalist, and founder of John’s Campaign  Nicci Gerrard – Thursday 17th May at 7.30pm…….

Now who would have thought I’d be writing a blog saying all that……amazing what new opportunities can come your way, even with a diagnosis of dementia……….motto of the day….

”Never Give Up Dreaming”……..

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 “Invitation to appear at the Hays Festival…….

  1. Dear Wendy you are amazing. I am sure you have changed the lives of so many people either people living with dementia, carers and organizations responsible for providing appropriate services. Keep the flag flying. xx

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