Category: Sofia's stories

January 28, 2018 Sofia Petersson 1 comment

So 27th of january I had my birthday!   42 years old, my question to myself is what have I learned in life so far? I learned that my husband is a sneaky bastard.He had me totally fooled on on my birthday. He gave me instructions in the morning, I was not to open the…

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December 27, 2017 Sofia Petersson 3 comments

In Sweden, christmas eve is the day you celebrate christmas. That is the day we open christmas gifts and eat a lot off ham and herring. I love to give and love to get gifts! This year I got myself a early christmas present. As you all know I have been struggled to get into…

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October 7, 2017 Sofia Petersson 2 comments

< 27th Alzheimer Europe Conference was in Berlin this year and the Woman’s brain project was invited by the medical company Roche. My part in the conference was to be on a discussion panel about caregiving to a family member together with Annemarie Schumacher Dimech But first me and my husband Anders was keen on…

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September 11, 2017 Sofia Petersson 1 comment

O my, this friday there was a mediastorm coming through our house! It all started on monday when a old work colleague from my days as a news photographer contacted me. She is still a journalist and works for the government owned television network. They wanted to do a piece on my situation  as a…

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July 23, 2017 Sofia Petersson 1 comment

The most wonderful days in London last weekend. The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN hade their yearly international meeting in London. DIAN is an international research partnership of leading scientists determined to understand a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that is caused by a gene mutation. There are three known mutations in familial AD-causing mutations….

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May 14, 2017 Sofia Petersson 2 comments

I celebrated fifteen years as married this past weekend. We went to the Swedish Island Gotland for four days, enjoying medieval culture, Spa and fantastic food. When me and my husband met for the first time, It was the same day my father died. Me, my sister and mother had lived in the city hospital…

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April 25, 2017 Sofia Petersson 1 comment

Time flies and I keep myself busy. Today’s discussion around the dinner table were about my oldest daughter feeling discriminated because of her gender at school by the boys. They are calling here “just a girl” so she can not be as successful as they will be be.  This reminds me of my own battle…

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January 25, 2017 Sofia Petersson No comments exist

Today I have been living with my diagnosis for one year.  When I came to the doctor’s office in the afternoon 25 january 2016 I already know the answer, I had felt  that something was wrong for so long, that the diagnosis was not a chock for me. Still I started crying, mostly because I…

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January 9, 2017 Sofia Petersson 1 comment

It’s not often I remember my father from when he was normal (normal in my terms is before Alzheimer’s took him away from me). But thankfully I have my diary´s to help me. The first time that  I mention  Alzheimer’s disease is April 15th 1991. This is when my father got his diagnosis I was…

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