Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dementia: It Keeps You On Your Toes

I recall when the children kept coming along in my previous marriage people would say: ‘they keep you young’.  I wasn’t always sure about that, and when we had four in tow we decided to call it a day.  With … Continue reading

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Dementia: Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Maureen was totally exhausted yesterday afternoon.  When I looked back on what had happened in the morning I think I worked out why.  Maureen was still in bed when Chloe arrived so she immedaitely joined her and sat on the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Pain and Discomfort

Despite our good news posted earlier, pain and discomfort are dominating our lives at the moment.  My leg, and shoulder, pain is back with a vengance. Maureen’s discomfort and distress over clothing has returned.  There is a simple solution to my … Continue reading

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Dementia: Good News

There is no doubt that there continues to be a very positive response to the concerns I have raised about shortcomings in the support we have received from social services. To be quite honest I could not have asked for … Continue reading

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Dementia: What About Me (2)?

This is the second time today I have reblogged a post, and this time it is from just over a week ago.  It is reassuring that I have a joint meeting with my Admiral Nurse and our social worker on … Continue reading

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Dementia: Mission Impossible (2)

Maureen has been extremely tired, and very confused, following the social worker’s visit on Monday. This is not surprising when you consider the effort it must have taken to convey her side of the story. Throughout the visit Maureen stressed she … Continue reading

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Dementia: Gone Fishing!

In my plight to find a title for Wednesday I have decided on ‘Work Out Wednesday’.    Firstly, after the events of yesterday it’s going to be a day to review the week and plan ahead.  Secondly, it’s going to be a … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘They’re Coming To Take Me Away’

Sue our new social worker visited yesterday for the first time and was with us for an hour and a half.  Initially Maureen was very nervous with yet another professional in the house, on a mission to prove: ‘she is mad … Continue reading

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Dementia: Missing Gear and Absent Relatives

When Maureen and I first got together I used to hide all over the house and she would try to find me.  Now she is getting her own back in all sorts of ways.  I am certain there is a … Continue reading

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Dementia: One A Day and ‘Use It or Lose It’

Yesterday I posted that I would try to create more routine into our lives.  To carry on with that theme: today is ‘soup day’ to fit in with the Scaffold’s song.  There is one other thing I am going to introduce … Continue reading

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