A revisit to a podcast I made for the Guardian…..

I was looking through my blogs the other day and came across this one, one of my favourites as I’m in conversation with my lovely partner in writing, Anna Wharton. It was soooo nice to hear us chatting together that I thought I’d share it again…..I forgot to look at when we did it but it must have been 2/3 years ago… I think…..🤔

 

I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to promote my book through sources that would have been out of my reach if it hadn’t been for my wonderful people at Bloomsbury

Released on Tuesday was a podcast made for the Guardian with Claire Amitstead featuring me and my partner in crime and now amazing friend Anna Wharton. We were in conversation about how we wrote the book. It was lovely to hear Anna’s voice as we live at opposite ends of the country so I only ‘hear’ her voice in my head through our daily whatsapp chats.

The conversation also stresses that the book is about so much more than dementia. It’s about life and life choices when we’re faced with difficult situations in our life.
Link below. The first 15 mins is Neurolgist Jules Montague explaining dementia and then it’s us…

https://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2018/feb/20/do-our-memories-make-us-who-we-are-books-podcast

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. 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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