Do you live near York, Salford or Bridlington …….?

Todays blog is just about some up and coming events That might interest some of you…I love it when people come up to me at these and say they read my blog as it makes people more real and I can than them personally for taking the trouble…..

The first is at York Festival. They’ve kindly invited me back again! Last year the lovely Jonathan Cowan from radio York was the chair, but this year I have the equally lovely ‘able enabler’ Anna Harrison! She also works for York Dementia Action alliance and they have generously supported my event.

I’m there March 25th 2-3.30

It does say I’m an Ambassador for the Alzheimers Society, which I’m not anymore, as I stepped down from that quite a while ago due to many things..…

I am hoping York won’t be fed up of me and they’ll be enough people who havnt seen me who will come! More details here on their web site:

https://yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/

The second is across the border into Lancashire at the Words Weekend at Salford. The Lowry building at Salford Quays is the setting for this weekend of words and I’m there Friday 27th March

More information here

https://wordsweekend.com/events-lowry.html

The final piece of self promotion (🙄🥴) is my double act with Cathryn Hart. Our workshops for the Recovery College have been growing ever since we started then a couple of years ago. We’ve run them in Hull, Beverley and Market Weighton but this time we’re heading up to the coast to Bridlington. We’re not sure if they’ll be an audience there for us, but we don’t know ‘til we try! we always try and make this workshop as relaxed as possible and enable people to share ideas and stories, but only if they wish.

So here’s the gumf for that one…….

Living with dementia and things you can do to help…….

Tues 7 April 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm – North Bridlington Library

To book your place please contact the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Recovery & Wellbeing College on Tel: 01482 389124 or Email: hnf-tr.RecoveryCollege@nhs.net

”All are welcome (including healthcare professionals or those with dementia in their lives) to this workshop with Wendy Mitchell, author of Sunday Times Bestseller Somebody I Used To Know, who also lives with dementia, and a member of our research team. This workshop explores ways people with dementia can live well and be better supported and how they, and those who support them (families, friends, volunteers and healthcare staff), can help contribute to improvements in healthcare, treatment and support. People report this helps them feel valued and gives them a sense of purpose and hope for the future. Discussion will be encouraged to share good ideas for living as well as possible with dementia, which means everyone can take away ideas to help them day to day. This workshop will be mostly informal and you can get involved as much or as little as you wish.”

Maybe I’ll meet you at one of these……..that would make my day 😊

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.

4 thoughts on “Do you live near York, Salford or Bridlington …….?

  1. Hello Wendy. Well, I have done it. Booked my place at York, I live near Durham but missed you there so York here I come. So looking forward to it

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  2. Hello Wendy just finished listening to your book. Myself and my husband are booking places to attending Bridlington on 7th april to come to your venue…

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