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Your story is a place for you to share your experiences of living with dementia. Stories can be submitted by anyone who has been affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.
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Ten things I learned when Dad got Alzheimer's...and how Terry Pratchett changed my life
After reading Soul Music, I was hooked and it was a family affair. My Dad, my brother and I were all massive fans and read all of the Discworld novels religiously. Some Dads would get socks for Christmas, but my Dad always got the latest Discworld.
Nobody knows if I've brushed my hair
If it's untidy, I don't care
Nobody knows if I've tidied the shed
Or wiggled the Hoover right under the bed
To gone... to God
Transitions alter trajectories,
what was a present today
may be absent tomorrow
waxing and waning of faculties
like the moon's orbit around her mortality.
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