A partner with dementia
The years after my husband’s vascular dementia diagnosis were very difficult for us both. But as time has gone on I have found several things that have improved matters, both for him and for me as his partner. I would like to share some of my tips, in the hope that, although they are very much simply my personal rules for coping with my own situation, others may also find some of them useful.
Dementia and employment: I’ve still got so much to give
Most people with dementia end up missing out on their hard-earned retirement years. But I’m missing out at an even earlier stage. I’m 59, with a decade of my working life left, but I have struggled to find employment ever since my diagnosis with a form of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA).
We talk to Regional Fundraising Officer Kyle Lockhart for International Volunteer Managers’ Day
This International Volunteer Managers’ Day (5 November) we speak to Kyle Lockhart, Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland, to find out his experience of recruiting and supporting our volunteers.
Breakthroughs for dad: Improving early diagnosis and hope for a cure
Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new action plan for government lays out five key actions government can take to improve the lives of people with dementia and bring about a life-changing treatment.
How losing my husband to dementia inspired my research career
What brings me to the university every day is a determination to ensure other families don’t have to go through the years of anguish I went through with my husband Clive.
If at first you don’t succeed: My Jurassic Coast Experience
My first words to my hubby were ‘If I say I’m saying I’m signing up to another 100km don’t let me’ …ha ha! Days later I’d registered my interest in the Peak District 100km
Walnuts And Wheelnuts: raising funds doing what we do best!
There is only one thing on my mind this morning – the open road.
Why I’m using my radio show to derail the stigma surrounding dementia
Deep’s using his radio show to shine a spotlight on dementia and ask the questions that are often left unspoken.
Walking the Welsh coastline for dementia research
So far Monty and I have raised over £14,000 – people have been very generous, and I’m really pleased to have had support from so many people.
40 years running a post office – Alzheimer’s robbed my mum of the retirement she deserves
My mum doesn’t have the retirement she deserves after more than 50 years of working life.