Wanted: ‘No tears’ toothpaste


Out of the most humiliating things you can tell a grown woman she should or needs to do, to brush her teeth has to be at the top of the list. It clearly implies two things: 1. Your breath stinks; you have got no sense of hygiene: i.e. you are dirty. 2. You should be […]

The Kind Sister


My struggles getting Dorothy to get in the bath and get changed, put on her make-up and look presentable for the day were just beginning. Although after the ‘tights’ incident’ she seemed to almost instantly forget what had happened, that still didn’t take anything away from the despair of the moment. I would have to […]

The 50ish lady with tights on


So after so much pondering there was no question about it. I signed on to becoming a dementia carer for at least a year. Now the question wasn’t of whether I would stay on the job, but it was of how I would survive it. Me and Dorothy just kept clashing! How I would get […]