Coventry news and blogs Thursday 16 August 2018
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I Never Stop Learning 

26 Jun 18

No-one knows everything about dementia.

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Do We Care? 

15 Jun 18

It’s a simple, four letter word.

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Little Things Mean a Lot 

25 May 18

My love affair with music, all kinds of music, began at a very early age.

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4 May 18

12 months ago this morning came the ‘phone call.

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Happy Mothering Sunday 

11 Mar 18

In my thoughts today, as every day.

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Getting Better 

2 Mar 18

This blog has never been about me.

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Care – What Price Dignity? 

11 Feb 18

“I’ve been to nursing care homes and I’ve sat in the car and cried…there’s no way my mum is going in there.

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Happy Birthday Mum 

3 Feb 18

It’s Mum’s birthday.

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Let’s Hear it for the Carers 

28 Dec 17

I missed my Christmas Day visit to see Mum.

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Time to Think 

20 Dec 17

“I don’t even have time to think.

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The Pain Goes On 

8 Nov 17

I spent time last week with some people whose lives have felt the full impact of dementia.

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25 Sep 17

This photograph was taken a couple of years ago.

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Walking for Mum 

16 Sep 17

A charity, or a business for that matter, needs a device with which to promote its key objective.

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Time Passages 

28 Aug 17

It’s a while since I’ve written but Mum has been on my mind a lot this week.

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Three Months and Counting 

28 Jul 17

It’s three months since Mum died.

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Ta-ra a bit Mum 

26 May 17

We said goodbye to Mum yesterday.

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Feeling Very Dementia Aware 

17 May 17

It’s Dementia Awareness Week, a time to shine the spotlight on people living with dementia and those who care for them.

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Sheila Janice Jones 03/02/1937 – 04/05/2017 

4 May 17

When I started this blog some six years ago, I knew I’d have to write this post one day.

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3 May 17

This is a first.

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The Slow, Sad Goodbye 

1 May 17

I can’t count the number of times I’ve set off to see my beloved West Bromwich Albion on Saturday lunchtime and returned, crestfallen, a few hours later.

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A Smile is Worth a Dozen Words 

27 Apr 17

“I don’t know what to do.

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21 Apr 17

When a loved one succumbs to dementia, you know there are certain moments which are inevitable.

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Dementia and Drugs 

14 Apr 17

I haven’t talked about medication much in this blog, partly because I haven’t had much to say on the subject.

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A Little Chuffer 

7 Apr 17

That’s what I am apparently.

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Mothering Sunday 

27 Mar 17

This is a photo of Mum and I on her 70th birthday.

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It’s All About People 

16 Mar 17

I received a lovely message the other day.

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The Discrimination of Dementia 

9 Mar 17

What does make sense is that, as I tell her every time I see her, she’s still my Mum.

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Who Does Mum Think I Am? 

27 Feb 17

I read a sentence which really resonated with me today.

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Let’s Hear it for the Carers 

9 Feb 17

I used to hate it when Mum announced it was hair-washing night.

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A Sporting Chance 

23 Jan 17

At least 30 years after I last watched a game at Aggborough, I was supporting Kidderminster Harriers again this weekend.

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It Wasn’t Supposed To Be Like This 

10 Jan 17

Mum was quite distressed when I called in this evening, but she brightened up quickly.

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When You’ve Met One Person with Dementia ….. 

3 Jan 17

I had a glimpse of the old Mum today.

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Caring at Christmas 

26 Dec 16

As predicted, Mum was reluctant to open her present on Christmas morning.

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Christmas Eve 

24 Dec 16

Christmas Eve was always my favourite day of the season when I was growing up.

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An Emmerdale Christmas 

19 Dec 16

I’m not a great viewer of television soaps and the last time I watched Emmerdale, it was still a farm and Amos Brearly, a man with tv’s most impressive mutton chops, ran a pub called the Woolpack.

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True Love and Losing a Few Pounds 

25 Nov 16

It’s been a busy couple of dementia days.

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The Language of Dementia 

18 Nov 16

I was talking on the ‘phone yesterday about dementia yesterday.

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Pebble Mill, the Unicorn and Mum. 

30 Oct 16


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I Saw a Mouse. Where? 

7 Oct 16

Music has always played a huge part in my life.

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Who are we? 

22 Sep 16

I’ve just returned from a late ten day summer holiday – it was lovely, thanks for asking -and, as usual, I  approached my first post-break visit to Mum with a little trepidation.

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How Old? 

4 Sep 16

Mum wasn’t at her best when I visited this week.

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We Watch You Slip Away 

21 Aug 16

A few days ago, I listened to a song for the first time.

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Being Dementia Friendly 

18 Aug 16

Today, the town of Kidderminster is launching a bid to be recognised as Dementia Friendly.

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Who’s in the photo? 

7 Aug 16

I’ve just been watching Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me for the second time.

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What Really Matters 

29 Jul 16

I was working for the BBC yesterday on a story about crime.

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Hello, My Name Is….. 

24 Jul 16

I don’t normally blog twice in one day but this morning I heard that someone I’d met via social media has passed away.

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Yum Yum Yum 

24 Jul 16


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“It’s Been Put Out.” 

7 Jul 16

“It’s been put out.

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Happy Birthday to me. 

21 Jun 16

I can’t remember celebrating a birthday – and I’ve celebrated a few now – without at least speaking to Mum.

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Who am I? 

10 Jun 16

Now, there’s a question.