Claire Young talked about the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. A number of conditions can cause dementia, including head injury, high blood pressure diabetes and strokes. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease of the brain, with no known cure. It is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is progressive. There are 900,00 people with dementia in the UK aged over 65 years. There are 42,000 people aged under 65 with diagnosed dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society helps in a number of ways. More information is available on https://www.alzheimers.org.uk Here there is also information on the Dementia Connect phone line 0333 150 3456 where support and advice is available. There are local Singing with the brain clubs, Forget me not activity groups and cafes. Volunteers can be involved with all aspects of fundraising. Side by side volunteers enable people living with dementia to keep connected and continue doing the activities they love.
Clare is involved with helping communities become more dementia-friendly. At the moment Halsted is seeking to become dementia friendly in three key area: People, Processes and Places. For people this is raising awareness. For organisations, processes can be in place to support employees and volunteers. Places can be made accessible and easy to navigate.
Clare is willing to help any organisation seeking to develop to become dementia friendly.
Josh Groban – Granted – from the album Bridges.
Guest and the Host – You bring me joy.
Middle of the Road – Chirpy chirpy cheap cheap. Claire chose this UK no 1 from 1970.
Bay City Rollers – Be my baby.
Harry Styles – Treat people with kindness. Claire chose this track as she hopes everyone treats everyone else with kindness, including those with dementia.
Above, Stewart Copeland on the left as a member of The Police.
Below, Stewart Copeland in 2021.
Stewart Copeland is 70 years of age. We heard The Police track from 1983 – Every breathe you take.
Paloma Faith recently celebrated her 42nd birthday. We heard Upside down from the 2010 album Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
Carlos Santana celebrated his 75th birthday on July 20th. We heard his 1977 track She’s not there. This track, with Greg Walker on vocals, as a UK no 11 and a USA no 27. The song was also a hit for the Zombies in 1964.
Maureen from Harlow was our winner today with three points for having the correct age for Paloma Faith. This was the only correct answer in the game. Tony was closest with two artists, giving him two points. Clare in the studio and Chris in Harlow both had one point. Bob and Lindy in Harlow, Chris in Guildford and Drive presenter Stewart all did not score this week. Thanks to everyone who took part. Maureen was very happy at the result.
Bill Withers – Lean on me – this 1972 USA no 1 and UK no 3 is number 208 in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of all time.
Dubxanne aka Guido Caverio featuring Clare Parsons – Running up that hill. Thanks to Daren Mootoo for this track. Catch him on Reggae Revival on Wednesdays 10pm – midnight.
Loose Puppet – Lets get lost
The chart this week in
No 1 Captain Sensible – Happy talk
No 3 Odyssey – Inside out
No 19 Stevie Wonder – Do I do
Jason Mraz – Have it all – from the 2020 album – Looking for the good.
Carol Emerald – Living the Riviera life – from the 2010 album Scenes from the cutting room floor.
Next week my guests are Wendy Clark, Natasha Dudley, Carol Moore and Allison Wingfield. They will be talking about their creative writing group held at Mulberry House, Ongar.