Something everyone should think about…….

Instead of a poem today, it’s a ‘sit down and listen to an important conversation ‘ day instead….😊

While I was writing my third and final book, I met the most wonderful people. Me and my partner in writing, Anna, interviewed so many. And you will meet them all in good time early next summer when it’s published.

But one person, as part of writing the book, helped me with all my myriad of paperwork for advanced care planning – Clare Fuller – she used to be a specialist nurse in palliative care but now does so much more, including recording a podcast. Sadly the whole process of Advanced Care Planning really is a minefield and hopefully you’ll see in my book, in due course, how we’ve unravelled that maize as well…

You can find out more about Clare on her website:

After me and Anna had finally handed in the book, Clare asked if I’d record a podcast with her and this is it! Grab a cuppa and a bikkie or 3, relax in your armchair, and have a listen….

After all, once the talking is done, yes, you need to revisit every so often, but now you can concentrate on LIVING your life…..

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.

3 thoughts on “Something everyone should think about…….

  1. Thank you Wendy and thank you too to people like Clare who are forging a way for people to let their wishes be known at such an important time in their lives.

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