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The Next Few Steps

In the first window of the charity shop there’s an acoustic guitar. A make I don’t recognise and the price is just a little high. In the next few steps I think about how Dad’s going into care for a … Continue reading

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Vanishing Points

While Dad disappears into his dementia – absent from words and from recency, the football results too now slipping by – Mum is visibly shrinking in size, so that even in the layers of winter clothes – a hat she … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – Thursday 9th July

Yesterday Dad was finally diagnosed with dementia. And I say ‘finally’ with a slight eye-roll and with some relief; both my and our legitimate – factual – reactions to what’s been a painful, protracted and possibly unnecessary delay. Dad’s condition … Continue reading

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