Tag Archives: Dad

Alzheimer’s Society: an empowerment of empathy

In February this year I had a phone conversation with a helpline adviser at Alzheimer’s Society. I didn’t make the call lightly; coming to it only after months of frustrating encounters with in-turn-frustrated authorities, duplicated assessments, have-a-go form-filling and a … Continue reading

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My October Symphony, Part 6 – Fishing with Dad

Dad, with some coaxing, sits down next to me on the bench outside his room. Shoulder to shoulder, the both of us facing the fence, beyond which the motorway sounds like the ocean. The cubes of beige cake on the … Continue reading

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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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Two Men – a Cut-Out Poem

Today is my dad’s birthday. This is a cut-out poem about standing next to him.

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