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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 ...

Life really doesn't seem fair

2014-09-01

I'm very lucky because I don't actually live with dementia but I have many friends that do and can only quote from their experience. My very good friend Ellen who I've known for 25 years has had a vascular dementia for several years, she's in her 80s now.  read more ...

If I have seen further it is from standing on the shoulders of giants

2014-09-01

Valerie FreestoneIsaac Newton is famed for saying "if I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants". The more modern version is a phrase I have often heard in speeches given by some of the most inspirational women I've met. I often think who have influenced me most in my career, whose shoulders am I standing on?  read more ...

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