How my reading habits have changed…..

A while ago I was asked to write an article for the Reading Agency about how my reading habits had changed. Amazingly they’ve taken me back in time to a wonderful place and as I’m always saying….”There’s always a way”

………Well recently they published the article and you can find it here:

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.

7 thoughts on “How my reading habits have changed…..

  1. I am so glad you found a way to enjoy reading once more. I write children’s books but they are not just for children!! My 90-year-old mom loves it when I read them to her. I often pick up a favourite like Anne of Green Gables or Black Beauty and read it, loving it all over again.

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  2. I have always loved children’s books, and young adult literature too. I come from a book-loving family, so totally understand what a loss it would be not to read. It’s great you found a way around it!

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