Articles for World Alzheimers Month……..

I was recently asked to write two articles in preparation for World Alzheimer’s Month and  they’ve both now been published. It never ceases to amaze me, when I’m sent the links, that I remember nothing or only a hint of ever having done them.  Yet being asked to write is so important to me.

I know I’ve probably said this a thousand times but I can type as though dementia never entered my world. I can type words far quicker than I can think and speak them. Watching my fingers type is often mesmerising as the sentences they put together so easily often astounds me. Typing is my escape from dementia so I’m always more than willing, if time allows, to write articles.

Anyway…the first is one on NRS Healthcare, which has many lovely piccies I’d forgotten about…

https://www.nrshealthcare.co.uk/articles/news/living-with-young-onset-dementia

and the second for the Elder Magazine which was in a Question and answer format…

https://www.elder.org/the-elder/dementia-wendy-mitchell/

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 “Articles for World Alzheimers Month……..

  1. Lovely articles, Wendy. Thanks for sharing them. I like the descriptions of your reasons for using Twitter and your blog. And the great asset of retaining your ability to type, for which we are all thankful!

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