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A poem dedicated to the sons and daughters who have lost their father to dementia & couldn’t say Happy Fathers’ Day

I miss having to buy a card, I miss having to think what to say, I miss phoning you to let you know You’re special on Fathers’ Day. I missed the last two years of your life, I missed your … Continue reading

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It’s a New Age for old age

I can remember when I first witnessed ‘old age’; it’s not up there with my other ‘firsts’ including first kiss (that was pretty disgusting & put me off the whole thing for a long time) or first time on a plane, … Continue reading

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‘First one in last one out’ or is it ‘last one in first one out’? Does the brain decide what has priority?

Can you remember your first words, thoughts, likes, dislikes? Of course you can’t because the chances are you were less then three years old and for most adults, childhood memories start from when you are around 7 years old. So … Continue reading

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Where has my father gone? The dementia took him.

The non-italic lines represent my father’s rational & coherent thoughts The italic lines represent the dementia taking hold “Please don’t let them take me”. Quick call the police, we’re being murdered in our beds. “I know I’m losing my marbles” … Continue reading

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My father has dementia and it’s driving me mad.

I have always believed you have to experience something personally before you can sympathise or empathise with someone. For instance, when I had my first baby, I couldn’t help but question the knowledge and advice being handed out to me … Continue reading

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Dementia? Perhaps death is the preferable alternative.

I visited my father today and after 10 minutes left him alone and returned to my car in the car park in floods of tears. A huge argument? A big family bust up? I think I would have preferred either, … Continue reading

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Emotion is an abyss of fathomless sensations that sometime get the better of us. Perhaps we are better without this particular human trait.

When a relative stranger contacted me with a possible lead on some copywriting work, I was not only flattered by the effort she had made to send me the email, but that she actually remembered me several weeks after our … Continue reading

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