A lazy blog!

I clearly need to get to Australia as soon as possible to help Pete sort out his ‘lazy’ wife. If Kate Swaffer is ‘lazy’ I hate to think what us ordinary mortals are!

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Published today, I wrote this a while ago for The Huffington Post… The copyright terms allow me to publish it in full, which I have done for my very lazy blog today!

I Was Diagnosed With Dementia At 49 And It Was A Gift

There are more than 47 million people diagnosed with dementia and I am one of them. I was diagnosed at age 49, then a mother of two teenage boys.

In 2006, I started to experience symptoms of acquired dyslexia and other concerning cognitive changes, including some long and short term episodic memory loss. Initially it was relatively easy to compensate for the changes. Eventually they started affecting my work, and I would often get lost while driving the car.

I was rather blasé about it, thinking these changes were due to my brain surgery in 2005, and mentioned them in passing at a regular neurologist appointment…

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