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And on the up side …

Posted May 26, 2018 and visited 14 times, 12 so far today

Good news about Dad and one of his favourite jokes.

That’s Alzheimer’s, not Dad.

Posted May 19, 2018 and visited 23 times, 4 so far today

A couple of weeks ago, someone shared one of my posts of dementia-related whinging on Facebook — this post https://mtmcguire.co.uk/2018/05/05/chin-up-lass/ if anyone’s interested — and it got an interesting comment. I think it basically said something along the lines of that we don’t really know why some folks get to die suddenly or well and […]

Chin up lass

Posted May 5, 2018 and visited 147 times, 9 so far today

There is a popular trope that being happy is just a state of mind. It’s a little more complicated than that, I suspect but I think there is something in the idea that trying to cultivate a positivity of outlook can help. For me it’s definitely about noticing things. Noticing the smell of hyacinths from the flower bed beside our back […]

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to … #dementia #ranting

Posted April 21, 2018 and visited 184 times, 7 so far today

I’ve sort of been debating whether or not I should post this. I wrote it just too late to publish last weekend and things have been so much better this week that, in some ways, it’s no longer relevant. Except that, from the point of view of the people who read this, I’m now thinking that actually, […]

Ten a penny … Tena pants … Bittersweet Christmas

Posted December 28, 2017 and visited 296 times, 1 so far today

Language alert on this one: my dad’s rather than mine. _________________________________________ Just departing from my usual Saturday schedule to post this. There isn’t time for me to do a Saturday post so there won’t be one this week but I promise I’ll finish the where are we now post the week after. I just wanted to post about […]

When dyslexic people try to fill in forms … #dementia

Posted December 9, 2017 and visited 1211 times, 4 so far today

This week, a cry for sympathy rather than help, hopefully, in a way that is amusing or useful to you. Last night, McOther and I were invited to a Christmas party. We went. He from London, me from here. I met him there. I was late because our babysitter couldn’t get here before 7.00pm — although I had only just hopped out […]

Coming to terms with #dementia

Posted November 25, 2017 and visited 854 times, 3 so far today

For some time now, I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog, or a website, specifically dedicated to my experience of dementia; with my dad, mainly, but also, these days, with my mum since she, too, is getting very forgetful. However, it seems far more sensible to do it all on here. The subject matter […]

If I’d made this up, no-one would believe me. #dementia

Posted September 23, 2017 and visited 1059 times, 1 so far today

Today, back to real life, sort of, in so far as my life is often like a badly scripted sitcom. Here’s an example. As you know because heaven knows, I bang on about it incessantly, I am pre-menopausal. Basically, I feel pregnant and teary the entire time, and I have no memory. The only difference is that there’s no baby […]