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This is the story of our journey: an honest account of our lives after Maureen's diagnosis of dementia following stroke in February 2014.
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Monthly Archives: July 2015
No this is not a plug for Harrison Ford – it is an attempt to consider risk in our household. I have just found my wife trying to turn a hot plate off on the cooker. Her efforts have resulted … Continue reading
It may sound obvious but when your memory is poor familiarity is vital. We have our regular carer back now and the difference is immense. She is like a daughter to us and we have had a lovely morning together. … Continue reading
I am realising the debt I owe to K from Dementia Engagement this morning. She taught me that the Emotional Memory remains intact even when dementia is at full throttle. I will be eternally grateful for her exposition on the … Continue reading
I have just had the most amazing half an hour discussing the events of last night. My wife has a vivid recall of what she thought was happening after our stroll under the light of a full moon. Her recollection … Continue reading
I have to admit I am completely bemused with what has been going on in the last hour. Suddenly my wife has no idea who I am. She is talking to me in the third person and asking me if … Continue reading
Seven years ago we were on a Baltic Cruise as a special birthday celebration for my wife. We have been reminiscing a little this afternoon. I am going to get the DVD of our holiday out shortly as a variation … Continue reading
Its nearly one o clock in the afternoon and my wife is still in bed. Once again we have had breakfast together in the marital bed. This has been a pragmatic decision on my behalf to ensure that she eats … Continue reading
When I visited my brother in his Nursing Home on Saturday I noticed how some folk had changed. My bro used to have a mate and they often walked the corridors hand in hand. Like my bro he was chair … Continue reading
I think we are possibly facing a crossroads at this juncture in sorting out the best way to support my wife. There is little doubt that her presentation is changing. Her energy levels seem to be diminishing with tiredness a … Continue reading