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Lost for Words – Decline into Dementia

Poetry of the emotion felt when seeing a loved one decline into dementia. Last chance to take advantage of the Free Kindle download – available until midnight on Saturday.  Lost for Words: Decline into Dementia https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LP0ENB6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Ty9pzbM2ZCB63 Link: http://a.co/9orFF4A Advertisements

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Lost for Words – illustrated

I have now published an illustrated edition of my poetry book ‘Lost for Words’, following a local exhibition during Dementia Awareness Week. Available from Amazon. Lost for Words – Illustrated: Decline into Dementia https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1546878106/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_h.jkzbW65Y9QB

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Lost for Words

Decline into Dementia The increasing impact of dementia robbed my mother of much of her personality, stole her ability to properly communicate and so cheated me out of information about my childhood and a fuller understanding of my family history. … Continue reading

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Care Home Conversations

Each simple question is answered with: “I don’t know” Agitated and staring. Feeling uncomfortable Leaning forward every few seconds Not able to relax Rubbing your head Being ignored by the staff Suffering a turgid routine And a stuffy atmosphere. Half … Continue reading

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Breaking News

Breaking News It’s breaking news And I am here to report on the unfolding story. Full of human interest It could be a crisis faced by any one of us. A roller coaster of emotion To be brutal, it’s a … Continue reading

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Poetry on the pain of dementia

Lost for Words: Decline into dementia http://amazon.co.uk/dp/1500434019 Also available at http://www.amazon.com http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lz-q6UXfL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX342_SY445_CR,0,0,342,445_SH20_OU02_.jpg

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Lost for Words – new book

My second book of poetry published in July 2014. This collection of poems is a record of the sadness and guilt felt as I watch my mother take the cruel descent into dementia and old age. ‘Lost for Words’ is … Continue reading

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