Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dementia: From Husband to Care Partner

I didn’t realise at the time but once Maureen was diagnosed with dementia my status changed.  I walked into the Memory Clinic as a husband: I walked out as a care partner.  Perhaps that was one of the things  the … Continue reading

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Dementia: It’s the Environment Stupid!

I made a classic error last night and caused Maureen untold distress.  The film ‘Side Effects’ was on the TV and I had missed it when it was on the cinema a couple of years ago.  At that time is … Continue reading

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Fear effects our dreaming

Fear Diagnosed with dementia Too often brings us intense fear Worry for our future Our losses Then Loss of reason Inability to think clearly Leaving us immobile Or raging In fight or Flight Or somewhere in between Nightmares and worrying Tempting us…

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Dementia: Lack of Confidence or Capacity?

We had a lovely walk around Cleethorpes yesterday evening.  It is always interesting to see where it is at for the Friday night crowds in this town.  As always there were quiet spots and places where real action was taking … Continue reading

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Dementia: LOL

We often use humour to get by now dementia is firmly in our lives.  Maureen often plays tricks on me about not being able to remember stuff.  I am sure there is a cunning plan behind her claim that she … Continue reading

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Dementia: It Just Doesn’t Add Up

I have to admit after 18 months or so being a care partner for someone with a diagnosis of dementia none of this adds up.  What I mean by this is the current arrangements for supporting families where dementia is … Continue reading

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Dementia: Thank Goodness It’s Friday

Yesterday illustrated how thing can change so quickly with dementia.  The day and early evening went extremely well.  We did lots of things together: laughing our way through the day; joking about all sorts of things.  Late afternoon we popped … Continue reading

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