The Alzheimer's Diaries: a love story

By Susan Elkin

A sardonic, powerful, loving, diarized account of caring for a partner with Alzheimer’s

Friday, 23 July 2021

We're on the move again

Alzheimer's seems to have slipped out of our Covid-dominated news lately. But nothing's changed. It still affects over half a million people in the UK and many many more worldwide. There is no cure and precious little in the way of treatment. It's a terminal disease. Diagnosis is a death sentence.

My heart goes out to people who have had to deal with it during the lonely privations of lockdown and isolation - especially if that meant life a care home without family visits. If there's one thing I'm thankful for it's that my lovely Nick died six months before Covid started. If he really had to go then much better then than later. He would never have understood and it would have been utterly dreadful.

And that brings me back to The Alzheimer's Diaries, funding for which is climbing steadily. 191 lovely pledgers have taken the total to 54%.  We getting there and I'm indebted to each and every one of you. There is one more thing you could do to help, though.  Can you please tell everyone you know about this project? Post the link on social media. Tell your neighbourhood network about it. Let's get that other 46% in place as soon as possible so that we can get this book out. 

When I first started the blogs which form the book Nick was still able to hold a conversation so I asked his permission. "Yes" he said, eyes shining. "Good idea. It might help other people in our position". Those  generous words are ringing in my mind now. I see this book as a worthy legacy.

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