Archive for December 2017

A Touch of Frost

      Conversation with my husband is quite a challenge these days. Not only does he have very little memory, short-term or long-term, but his capacity for language is shrinking too. Once the most eloquent of men, he now speaks word salad or not at all. So how to communicate with him? Some dementia…

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War on Words

Like Nora Batty I’m in battle-axe mode today. It may be the result of sitting too long doing final revisions. The blood drains down to my ankles and my brain defaults to its factory setting, i.e. irritated by little things. Such as the misuse of words. Let me be clear (as politicians love to say),…

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