1. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    Caught an interesting article in t Mail today about the progression of Prunella's Alzheimer's. Apparently Pierce Morgan was very taken with Timothy West's openness about her inability to remember things. As sad as it is it didn't seem very different to posts that I read on here every day. In fact my own wife often talks to me about her husband and cannot remember things we did a short while ago. Perhaps Pierce is not at all famiiar with dementia.
     
  2. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Yes, your right as he does go on to say .

    Morgan added: ‘It was no more powerful an illustration of how awful a disease Alzheimer’s is than for me to talk to someone just after she had watched her husband being interviewed for two hours and she can’t even remember being in the studio. It was an extraordinary moment.’
    In January 2013 Miss Scales told the Daily Mail that her short-term memory was fading to the point she could not remember whether she had just made herself a cup of coffee.
    She said she struggled to remember the year either of her two sons were born, or what year she married Mr west.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tia-bad-forgot-d-just-seen.html#ixzz3jpoghJRx

    It sadly seems only when a celebrity gets AZ does more awareness , understanding happen.
     
  3. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,955
    Suffolk
    My thoughts were why does this deserve a big spread in the Daily Mail, or any other paper, when many of us are dealing with/ have dealt with much worse. Basically, she's in reasonably early stage. What on earth do they think loss of short term memory is?
     
  4. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,042
    Exactly! Spamar

    If only STM loss were the only symptom:rolleyes:
     
  5. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    I just rather wish that Timothy West would stop publicising his wife's dementia. They have already had numerous interviews and the TV programme about travelling the canals and now this interview.
    Yes it's one thing to be open about dementia and to make the public aware but I'm afraid I find this continual highlighting of his wife's deterioration quite uncomfortable.
    We know she has AD, let's leave her to enjoy her life in peace whilst she can.
    Just my feelings and those of others may of course differ.
     
  6. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    Agree Saffie. When she was diagnosed Timothy West said she had a 'mild form of Alzheimer's'.:confused:

    She had AD-not a mild form-probably she was diagnosed whilst in the early stages:confused:
     
  7. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    I have notice that Daily Mail do lots of big spread about Alzheimers

    I don't know if this has been posted, So I thought best to post in this thread.

    Sounds interesting

     

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