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out and count myself as being incredibly fortunate on those counts.
"I think he gets very frustrated although he won't admit it."
"I got wonderful support from the Alzheimer's Society fairly early on and being educated about the condition has helped me enormously when situations occur," says Sally.
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"I can cope pretty well as long as I get the right amount of sleep."
Mike and Sally (not their real names) have been married for 42 years, but three and a half years ago Mike, now 75, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
"In a way, this condition has opened Omega Watch On Wrist up a new part of me and I feel it can happen to anybody.
He also went to meetings of the memory group run by the Alzheimer's Society in Salisbury, organised by Marie Mills and Elizabeth Bartlett, which he found helpful.
"I am better at coping with Mike if I go out and use my mind.
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"They were absolutely fantastic and this approach is so important for everybody not just the patient.
him picks up, he sits back quietly.
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Mike is polite, gentle and defers to Sally, 65, throughout the conversation at their home in Salisbury.
Mike is on a drug to help slow down the progression of the disease.
everything," he tells me.
She says it's difficult to pinpoint now when they first noticed that things were not right.
"Life hasn't changed radically," she says, "but it's taught me a lot.
He remembers going to see Desmond Tutu and General Sir Mike Jackson during the Salisbury International Arts Festival, but enquiries about how often he goes out and what he enjoys doing draw aHe carries a diary with him as an aide memoir of upcoming appointments and he talks in short bursts about a trip to Russia and regular gentle exercise at the gym, but when the conversation around
"I am a very determined person," she says.
He attends Buckland Court day centre, run by the Orders of St John Trust, four days a week, which he enjoys and which gives Sally respite.
For an intelligent, well educated man who had held down a high powered job as a City of London lawyer before moving to Salisbury, it was devastating for both of them.
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The last three years have been challenging for the couple, but Sally remains positive.
"We just carry on as normal a life as possible doing things that we both enjoy, but also things that Mike particularly enjoys."
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