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Thoughts and Opinions

Images of dementia

2014-11-10

Lorna's mumWhen my mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 66, one of the clear thoughts that stood out amongst the jumble of emotions knocking me sideways was that I would not now witness her with dementia. My maternal grandmother had developed dementia, as had her mother. I hadn't known either of these close relatives but woven through the accounts of family health were threads of dementia and the suggestion that this 'illness' was sewn into the genes of the female line....  read more ...

Women with dementia need to be heard

2014-10-31

Agnes HoustonAs a wife and mother I had many roles and challenges. I was an organiser and a caregiver, a nurse and carer for my parents – so when I got dementia it was just another challenge. The next role I had to take on was as a person with dementia....  read more ...

Counted but not counting? Women's experience of dementia

2014-10-20

Jo MoriartyAnna placed the peeled boiled egg on a napkin in front of the woman and said, 'You must be hungry. Eat!' The woman looked up at Anna and a faint smile appeared beneath the deep creases of her face. She took hold of the egg, and continuing to gaze into Anna's eyes, her head fell forward gently, then back, blinking her eyes slowly. Anna nodded in approval and smiled proudly.

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The ladies of Nubian Life

2014-10-08

Nubian Life Our ladies are strong, proud women; women, who have owned businesses, raised families and cared for others.  read more ...

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