A Lovely Interview on Canada Radio……

I was convinced I still had to record this interview. I was even about to ask when it was going to happen. But then, all of  a sudden it appeared on Twitter……..

I’ve listened to it amazed at the lovely conversation I had with the presenter, Piya. She was so kind.

It was also interesting to hear the sentences and words I used. People listening to it might think me eloquent and fully coherent, but I know I’ve said those sentences and words a thousand times. They appear to be stored, waiting to be released when the interviewer feeds me key swords, as Piya did so beautifully.

At one point I say, “The one person that never let’s me down is me”……I’m very lucky and have been for many years, that I’m happy in myself and it’s been a godsend with dementia.

The programme isn’t just about dementia, it’s about memory in general and how much we can rely on it. A fascinating programme.

Anyway, hopefully this link will work for you from CBC radio. Not sure how long its available. The programme was called Out in the Open. If you scroll under the first picture, it says, ‘Listen to the full episode’ and I’m on at the beginning. And Piya gives a lovely comment right at the end, bringing the listener up to date with the blog I wrote about the interview afterwards.


or you can just listen to my bit with this link…


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.

29 thoughts on “A Lovely Interview on Canada Radio……

  1. I listened to your interview, and thought it was so wonderful. I don’t know anyone with dementia right now, but it will have given me precious insight when I meet those living withit in the future. Thank you Wendy.


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  2. Hi there. I looked up your blog after I heard your interview on CBC Radio. I thought you were so articulate and aware of your situation — it was very interesting to me. My mother suffered from some kind of dementia in her later years, and it was a very difficult time for me. I hope you have some good days — the post I read yesterday said your mind was very foggy and I felt so much sympathy. All the very best!
    By the way, I live in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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  3. Wendy what a brilliant interview, I found it inspiring, you explain your situation so well, fondest love from an admirer in Australia


  4. I was driving when I accidentally caught a portion of your interview with CBC. I came home looking for it again and thankfully I can find it on CBC’s website. This is of such encouragement to me, I recently struggled more and more with memory loss. My mother has moderate Alzheimer and when I see her state of mind, I fear what the future would hold for me. Incidentally I started daily journal writing instead of once in a while, and you are so right. The journal has helped me capture so many thoughts and events that I would have forgotten if I haven’t committed it to writing. Thank you and may God bless you!

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  5. I found you through my blogging friend Darlene Foster. I’m glad I did.
    This is such a positive post and the interview was astounding. May 2019 be all you hope for;: well, we know there is no cure for dementia but you have lots of plans no doubt for this year. May it be a year filled with love and joy for you and your girls.

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  6. Wendy I heard your CBC interview today. What a great way to remember–by blogging. And the comment about typing being stored in different memory–that’s very hopeful for those of us that have spent years working on computers. Maybe you’ve started a trend and we can give the “mommy bloggers” a run for their money.

    I’m glad that you find pleasure in sitting and being in the now. There is so much to experience simply doing that, isn’t there?

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  7. Was delighted to hear you on CBC Canada today having followed your blog since I read your book last year. Your book taught me so much and I learned even more from today’s program. Thank you for finding the courage to do this, and through it help your fellow travellers along their journey.

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  8. Wendy, what an amazing interview and how lovely to hear your voice. You are my inspiration. My eldest daughter introduced me to you when I was first diagnosed, sent me your book and told me how to access you on Twitter and you have accompanied me and inspired me every day since! I have sung your praises at my wonderful hospital the National in London and my lovely psychologist now also follows your tweets and I think is going to suggest to the National a connection should be made with you if travelling to London would be on your wish list. You give me the courage to fight this until the end. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have always believed whst doesn’t beat you makes you stronger and you are a perfect example of this. All my admiration and love Sandy Conduit.

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