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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