Alice Kennedy RIP

There is shared heartbreak in our communications this morning.   We learned early today of the passing of Alice Kennedy.  Our condolences to Alice’s relatives and friends.  Alice stood out because of her constant, warm smile and her beautiful charm.  These were infectious.  She will be greatly missed.  Tributes are already flowing in from near and far remembering Alice very fondly.

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Living with Dementia

Our society has a tendency to view old age as a problem and the elderly as a burden on the state; and dementia tends to be seen in an especially negative light. We hear, for example, that somebody ‘suffers’ from dementia, we use words like ‘decline’, and there is often a perception that the person is somehow no longer there, or that they are almost an empty shell. Continue Reading