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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Part-time carer
Location Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction In 2012 my mum was diagnosed with mixed dementia - Alzheimer's & Vascular Dementia. It’s a heart-wrenching journey but I have vowed to share it with her. I am constantly researching how best to cope with the disease and looking for different ways to stimulate my mum’s memory and keep her active and happy. My mum has always been a very creative person and she has passed on her love of arts & crafts to me. I graduated in 1984 with a degree in Art & Textile design but for many years life took me down a different path and my love of art only resurfaced when I discovered how invaluable it is for those with memory problems. Art Therapy is becoming well recognised for enhancing the quality of life for Dementia patients. I hope that what I have discovered through my research ... and through personal experience may help others in our situation, travel the bumpy road more smoothly.
Interests Finding a cure for Alzheimer's, Art, Crafts, Animals, Music, Caring
Favorite Books Chicken Soup for the Soul - Living with Alzheimer's and other Dementias