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I hesitate to start new threads about my uncle because I sometimes feel that his story is not that helpful or relevant here because it is rather unusual in many respects.
I have tried to draw up a chronology of key events in case they might be of interest to someone, one day maybe in the future.
11 Sept 2008
Uncle appeared fit, happy and well when he attended my dad's funeral. No-one suspected he was ill in any way.
26 Nov 2008
Updated 10-04-2012 at 10:20 AM by Jancis
(correction of dates)
We were going to have a skype conversation with my uncle today but the nursing home said he was in his room and they couldn't connect us. We could however, talk on the phone. Mum used to phone her brother every week but gave up because he would only say a couple of words and then NOTHING. She found it quite stressful. It seemed to her like he didn't want to speak and we came to the conclusion that he'd lost the ability to communicate this way. But today was brilliant. I put the phone on "speaker"