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What are you supposed to feel at the funeral of a dearly beloved partner with whom you have shared over half a century of your life? ..read more
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It is now 20 days – almost three weeks –  since Nick died of Alzheimer’s on 20 August. And I find myself in the strange terra ..read more
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When I was a child in the early 1980s, for several years in a row we would chuck a load of camping gear in the back of the estate car and ..read more
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Till death us do part. That’s what we promised at St George’s Church, Forest Hill back in 1969 and we both kept that promise. Our ..read more
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My Loved One has now been in palliative care for what feels like a very long time indeed. I’m writing this as the twelfth day dawns. And ..read more
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This horrible, hideous, hair-raising story is nearly over. Last Wednesday I was called into the hospital at 2.30am. I got there in 15 ..read more
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Susan Elkin | Alzheimer’s Blog by Susan Elkin - 2M ago

When you are struggling with the hardest job you ever do – trying to raise a child half-decently – and you’re heading for what feels ..read more
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Letting go You lie, dying Inch by inch. While I am brightly, tightly alive In my rainbow summer clothes, Smelling of outdoors and real ..read more
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He’s coming home. Eventually. The plan is to discharge My Loved One to me now that he’s “stable” and we have, according to the ..read more
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In the bed next to My Loved One, in the peaceful Lewisham Hospital top floor ward overlooking leafy Ladywell Fields, is a man I’m pretty ..read more

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