The clocks have changed, and we all had one hour less of sleep. That’s a sign that spring has arrived, with summer not far behind. Of course, that doesn’t mean the rain and cold will stop, but it is time to get going in the garden and look forward to being outside more.
Nearly everyone knows someone affected by dementia. I’ve been exploring how faith communities can give practical support to people affected. Religious books such as the Bible and the Quran emphasise the importance of caring for the sick, the old, the frail and our parents. But people are not sure how to do that.
There are lots of reasons why choosing a care home can be fraught with emotion. Often, people find themselves looking for one when there’s a crisis.
This month, as the New Year started, the temperatures dropped and we had the first sign of snow. I had a call from an old school friend whose mother is affected by dementia. Agnes doesn’t live with her mother Diana, but she worries about her all the time.
There is huge media interest these days about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Every day it seems there is a newspaper headline talking about a supposed cure or a celebrity who has been affected. Research indicates that because we are more aware of it, we are more afraid of it.