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Grieving before death – losing mum to Dementia and grieving whilst she is still alive

mum and dad 2007

I realised, lately, that I am grieving my mum’s death, yet she is still here, alive and local to me. She has vascular dementia and so is not the same person she was before. I am grieving the loss of her as she was, yet also feeling sorry that

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So here goes a life – mum, dad, myself, mental illness and forward we go in change

This post follows on from this one MUM – FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA TO DEMENTIA IN 60 YEARS (click the link to open it in a new window)

So, here goes a life, trashed from her twenties, double trashed from her eighties. Some would say it’s a great thing to

mum and dad June 2017

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Single at Christmas, loneliness, helping others, helping oneself and don’t wait for New Year’s resolutions!

Christmas Grotto Amanda Green Sandra Dean

I have found myself saying to people how I look forward to Christmas being over. Then, today, I realised this was terribly negative and unhelpful. It’s just that I have been feeling a bit lonely and alone in my troubles. Oh yes, I might be a counsellor,

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Happy Christmas and a Happy New year for 2013 but do not forget the homeless/underprivileged, the topic of pets, child abuse, elderly, fighting mental illness stigma and YOU!

Whilst getting involved in bustling high street shopping and looking forward to my Christmas dinner, I cannot help but remember those who are not in the same position as myself and most of us… Those who are ill, in hospital, and all those around them… Homeless and underprivileged families… Mental illness… Child abuse…

Spare a

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