I am an 18 year old male, living in Newcastle Upon Tyne. You can find me on Twitter at @JamesEllison92, this is where I shall be sharing my blogs.
In the Winter of 2008, my Dad (Then aged 59) was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's disease. This is a topic which I have kept highly quiet amongst my peers, however I have come to the point where I am under the impression that my experiences and opinions may be able to help others/give them a view of Alzheimer's from a younger person's perspective.
I am planning to try and post a blog every fortnight. However due to exams etc, this goal may be unreachable. If you are willing to 'put up with' my often juvenile 'Tweets', then maybe every fortnight I will provide you with a helpful, sometimes touching, blog.
Within my blog I plan to post stories about my experiences with my Father, the impact that Alzheimer's has had on me and my family and advice for carers - I know that my opinion may not be widely respected, but hopefully I will help someone.
I am not sure whether or not this blog is a good idea, so any feedback with opinions of whether you think the blog has a point or people will be interested in what I have to say will be much appreciated.
This introduction has been written in a rather formal style, I can not promise that this style will be within all of my posts!