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Women's roles as mothers and daughters

2014-09-05

Janet's mumOne of the features of my mother's dementia is that she has lost a sense of the relationship between people. She knows who they are but age and the signs of ageing don't appear to make a lot of difference, so she becomes confused about who 'belongs' to whom, sometimes believing that she is the child and I am the mother. But if I visit her with one of my daughters, she cannot sequence the generations....  read more ...

Two Women

2014-09-04

Janet DeanThere are so many things to think about, to try to capture, in women's experience of dementia. It is an area in which I have been professionally involved for well over 20 years, but my personal experience, and the personal relationships I make through my work are where I find meaning about dementia, so in this piece I am going to share some thoughts about two of my close relatives....  read more ...

A sister's story

2014-08-19

He looks at me but does not know my name
I am his sister; to him everyone is the same
He looks surprised when I kiss his cheek
He relaxes a little, until I speak.  read more ...

The daughter's tale

2014-08-11

Ella was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in her 70's a few months before her husband died.  read more ...

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