Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dementia: It’s The Environment Stupid!

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

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Dementia: Exercise May Help To Reverse Neurodegeneration

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

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Dementia: ‘Something For The Weekend?’

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

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Dementia: ‘Duvet Day’

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

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Dementia: Tiredness Takes Its Toll

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

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Dementia: Two Good Women

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

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Dementia: Sweet Dreams

  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

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