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Asperger’s vs Alzheimer’s

2016 November 3

As you know I have been on the conference circuit for a number of years. Through those years I have collected some wonderful anecdotes.

I cannot remember the year or the place but it was definitely somewhere in the North of England where a UKUUG (as it was known then) meeting took place. Everything was going very well, the talks were good and the conference was well attended.  The organisers had arranged for a buffet lunch so you can well imagine the queue to get to the food. As I was invited and did not pay for my lunch, I thought I should go at the end of the queue, hoping they would leave me some of the beautiful salads and desserts.

I am happily waiting at the back of the room when I felt somebody’s arm around my shoulder. I looked up and saw the organiser who then said:

Look at them all: they all have Asperger’s, you and I Alzheimer’s.

Asperger’s and Alzheimer’s are very serious conditions and no laughing matter but I  still cannot stop giggling when I think of this comment.


The next Spring conference will be held in Manchester, March 14th to 16th 2017.

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    November 3, 2016

    Wan’t that @Jpmens in Manchester the evening after we had dinner in the football stadium ?

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