dementia

n=3


a: dementia ~
b: a death with no funeral

What:

"Was thinking early this a.m. while in bed how Gordie's departure into dementia is like a death with no funeral and no casseroles."


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Writer: Leonie Serediuk
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Date: Jul 25 2016 10:33 PM



a: dementia ~
b: Christmas tree with millions of fairy lights

What:

"A way to explain dementia is like a Christmas tree with millions of fairy lights. It's wonderful when you switch it on, but then dementia hits and some of the lights go out. These are memories. Then they flick back on, then they go out, then they come back on. It carries on."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Jul 25 2016 10:36 PM



a: dementia ~
b: bookcase

What:

"Jane makes the analogy that dementia is like a bookcase. The bookcase is packed with thousands of books each one a memory. The bottom shelf, the one that is perhaps the sturdiest, is your childhood. This is safest from swaying when dementia 'hits' and starts knocking all the books off and jumbling them up. The top shelf is the one with the most recent memories those from half an hour ago and so on. These are the books that fall the quickest when dementia strikes."


Useful?
Writer: JANE
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Date: Jul 25 2016 10:36 PM



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