1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Grace and Mary

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by Lindy50, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,287
    Cotswolds
    I've just finished reading 'Grace and Mary' by Melvin Bragg. It's an autobiographical novel based around him visiting his mother, Mary, who had dementia and who was in a care home towards the end of her life. The 'Grace' in the title refers to Mary's mother.....I won't say more as it would spoil the plot.

    Anyway I found it an easy, honest and interesting read. Wonder if anyone else here has read it?

    Lindy x
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    67,579
    Kent
    I haven't but I like Melvyn Bragg Lindy and even though I avoid `dementia` stories because they are too close to home, I`ll see if it`s available on Kindle.

    Yes its on Kindle and looks good . I've bought it. :)
     
  3. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,287
    Cotswolds
    I hope you enjoy it Sylvia :) It was recommended on the FutureLearn course I just did - it’s kind of based around dementia but there are other aspects I found equally interesting x
     
  4. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
    1,237
    I haven't but I will. I like his work. I am struggling with reading at the moment, we were in two bookclubs at one time. The building work is nearly finished through, so hope to get life on track. I had heard myself say that before. I will look it up now, Thank you.
     

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