A selection of blogs written by carers of people with dementia
- you are not alone!
WE NEED TOOTHPASTE by Jon Pollard.
“A blog about caring for my mother who has vascular dementia. Its also about matt black vehicles, dogs with wheels, cooking, arranging things alphabetically, caravans, straight lines, wine,and the odd conspiracy theory.” Read Jon’s blog here.
HER ABSENT MIND by Bee.
“I care full-time for my mother who has vascular dementia. I have been caring for her since April 2011. She is a lovely woman who along with my father adopted a scrap of a human being in 1960. These days she is the handful and it’s time for me to pay it back”. Read Bee’s blog here.
KEEPING MUM by Marianne Talbot
“When my mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I decided I couldn’t put her into a care home. Instead, for five years, I looked after her in my own home. My book, Keeping Mum, is a chronicle of the fears and frustrations, the love and the laughter, and the tears and the traumas of caring for someone with dementia.” A blog that became a very successful book and a website – see here.
Marianne has also made a series of short videos in which she talks about caring – well worth a look:-
TOMMY ON TOUR by Tommy Whitelaw
Tommy Whitelaw had a successful career in the music business until his mum developed vascular dementia and he suddenly became a full-time carer. In 2011 he set off on a marathon walk across Scotland, inviting carers from all over the nation to send or bring him letters telling their own dementia stories. He recently met Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to show her the letters and urge her government to take action for dementia carers in Scotland. Click here to read Tommy’s blog.
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