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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: November 2015
They are some relatively simple things that have been overlooked in the hurricane that strikes once the consequences of diagnosis hit home . Particularly when it is vascular dementia and you are discharged from the Memory Service and left to … Continue reading
Maureen has always enjoyed walking: in fact she loves being outside in the fresh air. Following stroke her G P advised her that: ‘she should keep walking’. She took his advice so seriously that she often uses his words as … Continue reading
Maureen’s tiredness continues. We had a rest at 4pm yesterday afternoon and she has remained in bed for the last 15 hours. I have woken my exhausted wife a couple of times for drinks, to make sure she doesn’t … Continue reading
Maureen slept for most of yesterday. I gathered early on, with her reluctance to get out of bed, that it could be another Duvet Days: one of those days following stroke that the brain is so tired that the owner … Continue reading
Maureen had a really good day yesterday until she tired. She was up bright and early: so breakfast was over before Gail our carer arrived. We had been chatting about our care needs as we ate, and I left Maureen … Continue reading
Yesterday proved to be a difficult day. Maureen got up much earlier than normal, and struggled for most of the day. At times it was obvious she wasn’t sure who I was, and I was at a loss to know … Continue reading
Maureen woke up early this morning and told me she had been dreaming about her Auntie Annie and Uncle Eric. Apparently, they were deaf and dumb, and Maureen has very fond memories of a very jovial couple. She reaclls … Continue reading
When I phoned our Heating Engineer yesterday morning he pointed out it was: ‘Car Crash Monday’. I realised I was lucky to catch Dave, as his phone never stops ringing with callers wanting the problems of the weekend resolved … Continue reading
It’s taken two weeks but I’m confident there will be progress on Maureen choosing new glasses today. She had her eyes tested two weeks ago but was too tired to choose new frames for the stronger prescription. Her old glasses … Continue reading