Barbara Windsor

One of the things I have found heartening about the news of Barbara Windsor's Alzheimers is that she was diagnosed four years ago and it's only now that her husband has found it necessary to tell the world.  A gut reaction for the vast majority of people is that a diagnosis of any form of dementia is that it is the beginning of the end and this was certainly my initial reaction .  However this holiday has made me realise that what is most important is for me to watch closely and make notes (mentally if not physically) of what helps make life easier then put what I've learnt into practice.  I can't change what's happening but I can change how I feel about it and how I approach it.