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The Rocky Road To La-La Land

Valerie Bingham

Just imagine you are an intelligent man who acts, writes plays, solves difficult crosswords, plays sport, eats sensibly, and yet succumbs to a terrible disease with no known cure.


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ISBN : 978-1-84897-480-7
Published : 08/05/2015
Pages : 113
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers


Valerie Bingham

Valerie Bingham was born in Enfield in 1934. She was educated at Latymer Grammar School, and had a brief spell at RADA before the money ran out.

She met Jack at an amateur theatre company, and they married in 1959.  They have two sons, and currently reside in Ludlow, Shropshire.

Valerie has always had a passion for poetry and prose, and has had pieces published. However, this is her first full length book, prompted by her experiences in dealing with her husband's illness.  She found the writing process to be cathartic, and hopes the book will help others in similar circumstances.

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About Book

Just imagine you are an intelligent man who acts, writes plays, solves difficult crosswords, plays sport, eats sensibly, and yet succumbs to a terrible disease with no known cure. This is what happened to Valerie Bingham's husband, Jack, who now resides in a nursing home for the extreme mentally impaired.

Now imagine what it is like to be married to such a man. This is their story, from the first signs of Jack's illness to the present day. However, it hasn't all been doom and gloom. They have celebrated their Golden Wedding, and still had hobbies and holidays – despite Jack's penchant for running up and down hotel corridors stark naked.

Valerie has included useful information about social services, community nurses, Radar keys, respite care, day centres, and Age UK. More importantly, she has outlined what benefits you are entitled to, and what to expect in the way of funding, which is a minefield in itself. Valerie hopes that others in her position can learn from her experience.

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