Dementia Cafe dates

Dementia Cafe dates

Based in Inverness, the Black Isle or Easter Ross? Then why not attend one of Alzheimer Scotland’s forthcoming Dementia Cafes in your area? These events give you the opportunity to speak to other carers and get information and support. Click the picture below for a large...

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ADI Conference …

ADI Conference …

And my two buddies in Taipei:  Jim Pearson from Alzheimer Scotland and Jeremy Hughes from Alzheimer Society in England and what great discussions we had.   Jeremy did a brilliant overview of the dementia friendly community work being done in England, especially the work around dementia friends … something we really need to look at … England took the idea from Japan who now have 4.something million dementia friends:  all it...

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Opening day at ADI …

Opening day at ADI …

I thought I’d show the cannas on the walk to the Conference Centre:  reminded me of the flowers of South Africa … along with the heat … yay I love it!  But take a look at the breakfast:  boiled eggs in tea  !!  I stuck to the scrambled eggs…. Of all the speakers today, the most memorable was a young woman, Angela Yang from Taiwan, and she nearly broke everyone’s heart talking (in Mandarin but we had...

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Breakfast in Taipei …

Breakfast in Taipei …

  Octopus for breakfast?!!  I thought this was a sugary confection to go with coffee (?) but thankfully it had a little note saying it was ‘boiled octopus’ in something I didn’t recognise … Not my most favourite and how I wish my friend Karen from Atlanta was here with me … she’d have an absolute ball trying all these weird and wonderful things!  Couldn’t begin to figure out what everything else...

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Working in Taipei …

Working in Taipei …

I guess I should have tried to get out today, but am really struggling with the jet lag … day is night for me and night is day … so am working all back to front and at twoish suddenly realised I needed ‘breakfast’ so dashed down and had lunch! Forgot to take a pic:  you’d all be drooling … a chicken/corn soup and then a beef and veg fried rice with watermelon juice (my absolute favourite) and a plate of...

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I’m in Taipei …

I’m in Taipei …

My goodness, have arrived in Taipei which is the capital of Taiwan - originally Formosa – and on the map it’s a big island that sits to the right of China a little below Japan … so have flown across lands and oceans not yet crossed before.   Mr Churchill, you have certainly taken me to new worlds:  this is the last part of my Churchill Fellowship and I’m here in Taipei to present papers at the 28th Alzeimer Disease...

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