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… the lady who ‘talked me through’ SPECAL and gave me the benefit of  her experience when I first looked after Dad.

We had spoken on the phone before and although she only lives 10 minutes from me this was a first-time meeting, although it felt like I had known her forever! Her late husband had the same form of dementia as my Dad; moved to a nursing home the same month and they died within two weeks of each other.

I guess what we want to come from this film is for people to know that someone else is/has been in exactly the same position, facing the same difficult decisions, and that this SPECAL method DOES work. And through its promotion, there will be created a support network for carers, which is very much needed.

Kate x

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A busy couple of weeks – went to see another potential interviewee yesterday whose friend’s husband had the same dementia as Dad – we’ll meet the friend herself next week when she has a break in a very hectic schedule!

Tomorrow we’re off to SPECAL HQ in Burford, then next week, we’re meeting a chap whose late wife had dementia – he admits he didn’t ‘get’ SPECAL for quite a while, then  realised how well it was working! He’s now a strong advocate, but it was a tough journey for him…

At the end of that week, it’s off to Lymington to meet a father and daughter – this time it’s the Mum who has dementia… Everyone has been so welcoming and so enthusiastic – such a pleasure to meet them and hear their stories…

Kate x

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