On the Third Day of Christmas what YOU can do for US……

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  Number 3 window being opened…….

Remember, we eat in the evening, so don’t forget to budget for an evening meal if we’re staying overnight…”

So often we’re booked in for B&B somewhere….but what about our evening meal? For me, I often need to hibernate in my room as evenings aren’t a good time, so room service or I simply buy a sandwich to eat in my room. But don’t forget to check with us how we’re going to eat! Remember, many people with Young Onset have had to give up work; their partners may have had to reduce hours if they have one. Most speakers are there as part of their day job, so are getting paid for being there.  We should never be out of pocket but it’s amazing how often this is forgotten….

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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