Words to live by – Podcast…

I found this podcast lurking in my blog file having forgotten all about it 🙄…..it was something I recorded possibly a few months ago.

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland were creating a series of Podcasts on a wide range of health issues. Ours was titled:

Words to live by – hearing the stories of dementia…

I was joined by a lovely fellow playmate from Ireland, Kevin Quaid who is the author of “Lewy Body dementia – Survival and Me”…..

Now that so much time has gone by I’ve forgotten any detail and when I listened to it again, it meant nothing, but it was a fascinating conversation. It is long, about 90 minutes, but well worth switching on in the background while doing the ironing or in the car maybe…..

Anyway, here’s the link to the website as there are various methods of listening to select, Apple, Soundcloud, Spotify…..but I listened through Soundcloud….if you click on the coloured writing the web site will appear…..

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 “Words to live by – Podcast…

  1. I listened to this podcast and once again totally agree that those who give out the diagnosis of dementia should listen to it and learn from it (They should also read your insightful book). It felt like mum was being given a death sentence, such was the negativity at her diagnosis 😞 I’m just so thankful that you and your playmates are spreading the word of positivity and showing that you can live well with dementia 🤗 xx

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  2. Hi was reading your blog about losing your hearing aid. So sad but thought that I would suggest to you that as a healthcare provider. Many of my peeps hearing aids have been lost so your not alone. But I found when they were little hooks put in the hearing aid then some fine like fishing line tied to the hooks on side and clips at each end of line that could be hooked to your shirt,sweater or even coat had prevented them from being lost. And if they fall out the line and hook saves them from falling completely. Hope that your having a good day. Love reading your blogs here in Canada and the 4 Amingos too. Keep up the good discussions and blogs

    On Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 6:59 a.m. Which me am I today?, wrote:

    > wendy7713 posted: ” I found this podcast lurking in my blog file having > forgotten all about it [image: 🙄]…..it was something I recorded > possibly a few months ago. The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland were > creating a series of Podcasts on a wide range of health issues. Ou” >

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