Our Story

Lena’s forgotten so much now – which makes me all the more determined to hang on to these memories. Who she was, who she is, what we’ve done together. Mostly this is for me, but maybe it’ll touch you too.

Dementia: Inappropriate Behaviour?

Dementia: Inappropriate Behaviour?

People with dementia can sometimes cause embarrassment with new behaviours that don’t follow the norm. But perhaps we can all learn something from them …

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The Hungry Bin

A breakfast-time story showing how applying simple improv techniques can reduce those stressful dementia moments.

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All Together Now

All Together Now

Not just a dementia singing session … an evening of musical entertainment where everyone was included. ‘We didn’t want it to stop.’

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Helping Joe

Helping Joe

Volunteering. Working on Joe’s team gives Lena the opportunity to show that even with Alzheimers she still has a role to play in the community … in a non-pressure situation where she feels comfortable.

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The Watcher On The Road

The Watcher On The Road

There’s something about walking that seems to set the creative juices flowing – not least when the walker is a person with dementia. The fourth story in our ‘Taking A Break’ series.

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Taking A Break – 3

Taking A Break – 3

Out in a tiny rowing-boat on a massive expanse of water. A microcosm of our life with Alzheimers. Part 3 in the ‘Taking A Break’ story series.

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Taking A Break – 2

Taking A Break – 2

‘On The Road’ – part 2 of our road-trip story. Driving – just sitting in the car and going somewhere new – gives us a welcome break from the daily routine with dementia. But how will Lena feel about spending the night away from home?

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Taking A Break – 1

Taking A Break – 1

This week, Ctrl+Alz+Shift looks at short break and holidays for people with dementia and their partners. Today: ‘Going Away’ … Making plans can be a worry. Will your partner be disoriented and upset if you move them away from familiar surroundings?

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The LessVisible Man

The LessVisible Man

A new turn in our dementia story. A mysterious man comes to visit – or so says Lena. But who was it? Is this a new kind of logic?

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