It’s a Shocking End for Lesley in Coronation Street.

Lesley in Coronation street dies after an electrocution with the toaster

Lesley in Coronation street dies after electrocution from the toaster

Last weeks episodes of Coronation Street, (that were broadcast every night at 9pm after a brilliant ‘Britain’s Got Talent’) saw the end for Lesley in Coronation Street.

But it came to a shock to many people, that her character was written out of Coronation Street so abruptly.

We first saw Lesley (played by the excellent Judy Holt) appear in the ITV show back in October 2011. We watched Eileen (Sue Cleaver) and Lesley’s fireman husband Paul (Tony Hirst) start dating, even though Paul was still married to Lesley.

It soon became apparent though that Lesley was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. » Read more

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Is it the End for Lesley in Coronation Street?

Is it the end for Lesley in Coronation Street? Eileen gets involved with caring for Lesley

Is it the end for Lesley in Coronation Street.

Is this the end for Lesley in Coronation Street.

We have followed the Coronation Street story since the script writers decided to introduce a character into the street with Alzheimer’s disease back in July 2011.

We have watched many scenes involving other members of the street that have been affected by Lesley’s actions.

In many scenes involving Lesley, Paul and Eileen we have been shown a true depiction of how carers and loved ones have to deal on a daily basis with a person with Alzheimer’s disease.

But is it the end for Lesley in Coronation Street (played by Judy Holt) and her fight against Alzheimer’s? » Read more

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Living in a World of Encroaching Shadows

Louis Theroux. Extreme Love. living with dementia.

Louis Theroux investigates dementia in the USA

In his latest outing, Louis Theroux travels to the USA where he explores what its like to live with dementia.

He visits a care home called Beatitudes, in Phoenix, Arizona, where families and loved ones can live alongside the sufferers in a specialist unit for dementia, called a ‘memory support unit’. There he meets various colourful characters in the specialist care home, then cares for Nancy, a former New York model.

I am a great admirer of Louis Theroux. I love his offbeat and what seems at times, naive way of making documentary programmes. The way he gets involved to gain the people’s trust then seems to stand back to allow the true person or situation to shine through. Its his way of trying to get to the truth and I compliment him on how he makes it work in all the programmes he makes. » Read more

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Coronation Street Storyline on Alzheimer’s. It’s Truth, Fact and Fiction Time

Coronation Street sStoryline on Alzheimer's

Part 4 Coronation Street storyline on Alzheimer’s

Coronation Street Storyline on Alzheimer’s continues.

This is our fourth post on the Coronation street storyline on Alzheimer’s that the popular ITV show is featuring.Coronation Street Storyline on Alzheimer's with Leslie, Paul and Eileen

We first posted back in July 2011, when we had a feeling that the scriptwriter of the UK’s best-loved TV soap were going to use an Alzheimer’s story line.

But what are we to make of the direction they are taking with the Coronation Street Storyline on Alzheimer’s and how are they doing? » Read more

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People with Dementia Should Play More Games

Play more games to help fight off dementia

Research suggests we should play more games

We should play more games if we are to help fight off dementia a new study suggests.

Researchers are looking at recruiting people with the condition. They want to trial how word games and quizzes can benefit brain stimulation in sufferers of the disease.

Bangor University research suggests cognitive stimulation from playing dominoes or even baking a cake can also help boost memory.

There are now plans to trial the technique to see how it can be used by families and carers. » Read more

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