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.

The Little Girl in the Radiator

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by Grey Lad, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
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    Amazing coincidence. Talking to heating engineer about Maureen. He mentioned his father in law was suffering from dementia and was in a Nursing Home. He recommended the above book. Just downloaded it on my Tablet. Anyone read it?
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    #3 Beate, Jul 21, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
    I've read it. It's very very good. I can also recommend Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey + And Still The Music Plays by Graham Stokes.
     
  4. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    Thanks both.
     
  5. Pauline123

    Pauline123 Registered User

    Nov 17, 2016
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    Hi I read this book and absolutely loved it and have recommended it to many. It struck a cord because I went through many similar situations. It made me both laugh and cry. I loved the part where his mum cut the hair on the dog because my mum did the same. I live near to where the book is set and have been in the same situation of taking mum to the hairdressers and worrying that she would go walk about.
    A brilliant read. Thank you because I learnt from it.

    Sadly my mum passed away on Boxing Day. I have mixed feelings. It's sad but also a guilty relief but because you know that they are finally safe and at peace which they truly deserve.
     
  6. Rolypoly

    Rolypoly Registered User

    Jan 15, 2018
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    I read the preview on amazon recently and really enjoyed the snippet available. I’m definitely going to read it.
     
  7. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
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    Nottinghamshire
    I've read the book. Hilarious and heartbreaking.
     

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