Let me introduce you to big Al!
My Mum passed away in November 2019. She died ‘peacefully’ in a nursing home after a long illness which left her unable to speak, eat or drink. Her swallowing reflex was slowly obliterated. How frustrating and ultimately terrifying for her. I can hardly bear to think about it. A cruel, debilitating, dehumanising completely heartless and unrelenting disorder called Alzheimer’s. Let’s call it Big Al for short. (To make life simpler and without prejudice, I have chosen to refer