It was good to see the top 100 Women of Influence recognised in Australia last week.
Since I began to live with my diagnosis, many of the people that have inspired me have been women.
Catalina Devandas – United Nations
Katrin Seeher – World Health Organisation
Paola Barbarino – Alzheimer’s Disease International
Kate Swaffer – Dementia Alliance International
Adelina Comas Herrera – STRIDE Dementia Project
Sue Bott – Disability Rights UK
Wendy Mitchell, Jayne Goodrick, Katy Styles, Agnes Houston – Advocates
and many others.
Yesterday in Pittsburgh, religious intolerance reared its ugly head again, recent examples of Police racial brutality, attacks on the LBGT and BAME communities continue.
Maybe human history would be different if it wasn’t for the Testosterone fuelled politics of our forefathers.
Will the human race in 100 years look back in pride or shame, or will the history books be rewritten as in the past to leave a utopian view of our present.
Where will it all end.
Monday was an important day for Young Onset Dementia in Sheffield. I was on an interview panel with Donna Chadwick for a Coordinator for Sheffield which Young Dementia UK is funding and who will be involved in setting up two support groups. one for each side of the city and which will include caregivers.
Sadly it is another example where our right under the UN conventions to equality of support and services are not upheld by healthcare systems around the world.
Tuesday, I was teaching at Sheffield University alongside Jane McKeown in a session for their MA in Dementia Studies with another session due in the new year.
It was an opportunity to share my experiences and to hopefully give an insight into the challenges of an early diagnosis.
On Wednesday, Catherine Talbot travelled up from Exeter for “The Twitter Use of People Living with Dementia” Study – Part 2
A simple example of taking part in research.
Thursday was time to recharge, time with family. As my challenges increase, the need for rest increases.
Friday, I was at BBC Radio Sheffield, with a couple of friends to discuss doing a BBC Podcast around Dementia.
Next week sees the 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Barcelona titled “Making Dementia a European priority” with many important contributions from people living with Dementia including Chri Roberts, his wife Jayne and Shelagh Robinson.
Closing Date 12th November 2018
Stephen Tamblin’s 25th Weekly Video (you will need to turn the sound up for this one)
Wendy Mitchell’s blog about What keeps her going