Let us not forget … forget me nots

Blue forget me not’s are the symbol of dementia friends. The white version was included in Meghan’s bouquet at the start of UK dementia awareness week.

They were also included in the bouquet because they were the groom Prince Harry late Mum’s favourite flowers.

After the wedding the bouquet was placed on the grave of the unknown soldier which is a monument to soldiers who died during World War One who’s body was not recovered. The current Queen’s Mother started the tradition of lying wedding bouquet on the monument, because her brother Fergus had been killed during World War One, albeit his body was recovered.

Wonderwall360 Hump Day: Dementia and workplace

This week is dementia awareness week, I originally published this prompt about supporting someone with dementia in the week place, during Lent when I published daily prompts about dementia.you_doodle_2018-04-20t05_28_10z-7


Lent prompt 30: reasonable adjustments to make in workplace for someone with dementia

Central Dementia Cafe — Central Sheffield

What a great idea for dementia awareness week. Those with dementia may be more connected to other weddings than Harry and Meghan’s and enjoy chance to reminisce. Or as mentioning in my lent dementia posts, those with dementia may not have full understanding of celebrations but, can still enjoy celebrating.

I have been blogging my experiences of this wedding, so I have the posts to look back on.


via Central Dementia Cafe — Central Sheffield

Dementia and forget me nots


In this blog, some beautiful forget not creations and some good points about dementia.

In this post as part of my Lent dementia prompts I shared Dementia Friends which uses the forget me not as it’s symbol’s key messages.

Lent prompt 40: 5 Key message from Dementia Friends

It’s Dementia Action Week, something that is very important to me. My dad had the disease. He died a year ago.

via Dementia Action Week 2018 — White Hill Crafts

Dementia and Alexa

After just getting Alexa and writing a series of prompts for Lent about dementia, this is interesting. I wrote prompts about setting phone reminders and getting a daily newspaper to remind of date… this is all stuff Alexa can do if know what to ask! Since yesterday, I have had Alexa play music, read news, tell me when next Scunthorpe match is, but she is refusing to understand and tell me date of league 1 play Off final.



As I go further along my Alzheimer’s path, I’m always looking for ways to make my life a little less complicated. When I find something that works, I put on my Dementia Advocate hat (yes I have one but only wear it in private) and share it with as many people as I can. I know that it may not work for everyone but if it works for a few, then . . . HOORAY!

via “Hey, Alexa . . . THANK YOU!” — Alzheimer’s: The Journey

Lent prompt 40: 5 Key message from Dementia Friends

1. Dementia is NOT a normal part of aging.

2: Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.

3. Dementia is not just about losing your memory – it can affect thinking, communication and doing Everyday tasks.

4. It is possible to live well with dementia.

5. There’s more to a person than the dementia.