Monthly Archives: July 2015

Dementia: Clear and Present Danger

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

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Dementia: The Importance of Familiar Faces

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

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Dementia: Emotional Memory Still Intact

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

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Dementia: Strange Man Appears Again

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

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Dementia: Completely Bemused

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

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Dementia: Cruising

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

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Dementia: I’m Too Old For This

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

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