Day 1 of our Advent Calendar …….

How can it possibly be December….😳……what happened to November????

Well all good Christmas’s start with an Advent Calendar and throughout December I’ll be sharing tips each day.

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?”

So today sees the start with the Number 1 window being opened…….

Hopefully you can read it but just in case……..

”When first contacting us, add your photo to your email signature or business card so we can remember and see who you are……”

You’ll get an extra blog each day with the next tip……


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.

11 thoughts on “Day 1 of our Advent Calendar …….

  1. Love your blog Wendy. So many good tips for living with dementia. my sister lives in Walkington which I believe is the same village as you in England. unfortunately I live many miles away in Australia. I became interested in your blog after reading your book. You are amazing in the way that you do not let dementia define who you are and I am sure you bring great comfort to lots of people.

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