Moments we’ve treasured in our journey with dementia. Moments when we’ve learnt something new or had a flash of insight. Moments that still make us smile. Moments we’d like to share with fellow-travellers to make their path a little easier.

If you have a dementia story you’d like to share here too, we’d love to hear from you. Just email us brief details and we’ll tell you how to write a submission.

Pictures In The Park

Walking is one of the best activities I know for both me and Lena. Here are some of my favourite photos. Why not get out there too? (If you need more encouragement follow the link to our Carer Tips newsletter.)

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Wellbeing on Windermere


Out in a tiny rowing-boat on a massive expanse of water. A microcosm of our life with Alzheimers. A wellbeing with dementia story.

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50 years of fashion

Changing-Room Blues

The clothes we choose to wear help to define us. But dementia makes it hard, gradually limiting choice, fraying tempers. How can we keep up morale?

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The changing faces of Lena

The Fraud

I’m campaigning for a better quality of life for people with dementia – with more contact and engagement. But am I giving my own wife the attention she needs? Is this expert just a fraud?

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Lena in Ambleside - a dementia story

Sharing The Present

Another of the dementia stories from our 2015 Lake District roadtrip. Still we enjoy moments of beauty as we live in the present. (One or two of you have asked what else I’ve written – there’s a link to a page on my Amazon publications here.)

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Dementia and alternative truths

Whose Truth Is It Anyway?

In today’s world, it can be hard to distinguish between fact and fiction. But maybe dementia can teach us empathy – to learn to tolerate alternative truths. For dementia carers, it’s an important lesson to learn.

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Where To Draw The Line

Dementia doesn’t always respect the rules of polite behaviour. In this story, Lena decides to police crimes against style – and almost lands us in trouble.

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