Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Prima magazine


I did an interview for Prima magazine late last year and it's finally appeared in the April issue. I am really pleased with it as it's well written and gives links to both the Alzheimer's Research Trust and my current fund-raising page. I love the way they've put the titles in purple which is the ART's colour (and my favourite colour!).

I hope that if anyone who is caring for someone with dementia reads it then they will feel less alone and perhaps go and look at the website for more information. Being a carer is very isolating, especially caring for someone with mental health problems as there is such a stigma attached to it. I found that lots of so-called friends just deserted me as they were frightened of it. I think that's another side of the illness that I need to address - the effect on the carer, family and friends.

3 comments:

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Well done you. I look forward to hearing more about this year's knit/marathon... Will it be another scarf - or a pair of socks. :)

TutleyMutley said...

Congratulations Susie!
did you see Terry Pratchett has just made a huge donation to the Alzheimer's research trust? It must be so scary to be aware of the deterioration of ones mental faculties. But I thought of you when i heard that snippet of news...

Susie Hewer said...

Thanks ladies.

Teri, thanks for reminding me. I must do a post about Terry Pratchett - his speech at the Alzheimer's Research Trust conference was very moving and I heard him interviewed on BBC2 on Thursday.