Monthly Archives: June 2015

No Concept of: Time, Place or Person

The stark realities of dementia have just been brought home to me as M woke from our afternoon siesta.  It is almost as though she has to reboot until she has some grasp of where she is in her life’s … Continue reading

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Talking Point

I cannot remember how I came across Talking Point but access to this excellent Site has been an incredible support on our journey with dementia.  The beauty of the Site is the availability of expertise from the ‘coal face’ membership … Continue reading

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A Change of Plan

We currently have carers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.   These ‘sits’  are an opportunity for me to have some ‘me time’: often referred to as respite.  Unfortunately, rather than take time for myself today I sent today’s carer … Continue reading

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The Way Forward

There is no treatment for vascular dementia in the NHS.  Once diagnosis has been made advice is for healthy living with a sensible diet and  regular exercise.  If stroke has created, or exacerbated the condition, then there is a medication … Continue reading

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Learning To Blog

This Site is my first attempt at Blogging.  At this point in time I am recording events to give the reader an idea of life with dementia the elephant in the room.  Mixed dementia following stroke is a double whammy … Continue reading

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French Lessons

Following the success of South Pacific yesterday we have decided to resume our efforts to learn French.  Maureen has always been something of a linguist and French was one of my best subjects at school over 50 years ago.  I … Continue reading

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South Pacific Saturday

One of the problems with dementia is trying to think of an activity that is within the capability of the sufferer.  I knew that Maureen had always loved the musical South Pacific so I routed out the C D before … Continue reading

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