It was very difficult to know why my mum kept doing the same thing at first and asking me to repeat the same thing over and over again. But I don’t mind now, I understand she forgets everything. I write it down on a piece of paper to remind her. I follow her around the house and collect things she puts down as she won’t remember where she left them. Some days are hard and I cry, but other days it’s like playing hide and seek with mum’s hand bag. 28pp, illus.
Victoria Woods retired from the NHS after 23 years of service for reasons of poor health. She suffered from a brain haemorrhage and underwent brain surgery whih left her with memory problems and other impairments, but her rehabilitation and recovery were made quicker and more complete by assistance and care from her six year old daughter. She lives in Southwell.