Christmas Countdown………

Starting Sunday……….!

 Sunday sees the countdown of Christmas and the start of #DementiaAdventCalendar. I’m putting the daily advent windows on Twitter but I’m also going to try and remember to put them at the bottom of a blog each day too……🙈

I’ve been asking playmates up and down the country….

What simple, practical, cheap tips do you have for OTHERS to help make it easier for YOU to be involved in projects, meetings and events?”

Well needless to say, I was inundated with suggestions, some I can publish, others might have to remain in my inbox – ha!

I had to whittle them down to 23…..why 23 you may ask…? Well 24 will be a special video made by me and my playmates at Minds and Voices.

HUGE than to the lovely talented Philly Hare for coming up with the magic design as I started to run out of time, was ill at the crucial point, so Philly stepped in and produced the image below that I would never have dreamed up. So all worked out well in the end….😂

Watch out for the first one on Sunday!

 And while you’re waiting for Sunday, take a look at this Christmas Video by Young Dementia UK, based on a true story……




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.

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