Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Tuesday, 11th January - West Berkshire Alzheimers Society

On my way back from a meeting in Slough, I nipped in to see a lovely local lady with dementia that I "befriend" through the West Berkshire Alzheimer's Society. She's a bit confused about what day it is and what she did yesterday (which is one of many things that she and I have in common), but can still do puzzles and is interested in films and watching the news. WHile her short term memory isn't great, as with a lot of dementia sufferers, her long-term memory is excellent, and so hearing about her work in the 40s onwards, as well as her wartime contribution is fascinating.

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