Monthly Archives: February 2016

Dementia: Looking Back: Looking Ahead (Week 8)

It took a while for Maureen to settle down last week after my day trip to London.  Things began to return to normal by the middle of the week, as she began to regain her energy after her ordeal.  In retrospect … Continue reading

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Dementia: Elvis Spoiled My Day

I suppose it had to happen ‘Elvis’ came back to the Ricoh almost a year after he was sacked and claimed all three points.  Someone needs to tell him that he spoiled my day. I made up my mind yesterday … Continue reading

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Dementia: Meditation Not Medication

I don’t need any persuasion of the benefits of meditation.  Some years ago I began to show an interest in Buddhism, and began attending local classes in meditation.  I have had several teachers in my sporadic attendance, they have all … Continue reading

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Dementia: Saturday’s Sprinkle of Gratitude (Week 3)

There is so much to be grateful over the last seven days: possibly one of the most challenging weeks for a while. I was so grateful for 256256 the emergency number of Adult Social Care on Sunday night.  I was … Continue reading

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Dementia: Four Significant Questions

Sue our social worker popped in for an hour yesterday morning for one of her regular calls. She has a lovely way with Maureen and I left them chatting while I carried on with one or two things around the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Dump the Risky Drugs

Originally posted on Seeking The Good Life:
More on the dangers on using risky drugs for dementia from an article by Irving Kirsch in New Scientist. I make no apologies for continuing to use Irving as a resource on this Blog.…

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Dementia:’Get A Man In’

On Wednesday Maureen suggested ‘getting a man in’ and I thought welcome to being a septuagenarian.  I feared she was being insensitive and could have given me a couple more days getting used to my new status.  With trepidation I … Continue reading

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Dementia:Staying Focused

As Maureen’s condition progresses it is time to make some hard choices to maximise my chances of remaining a supportive Care Partner.   I need to make significant changes in how I spend my time if I’m to cope as … Continue reading

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Dementia: Learning From An Old Hand

I have always seen Maureen’s Aunty Clarice as an excellent reference point in the steep learning curve that I have needed to traverse in becoming a Care Partner.  She is a veteran in the field, as her late husband had … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Party Pooper’

Maureen is still reeling from Sunday.  It’s after two in the afternoon and she’s still in bed asleep.  I’m not at all surprised after her 14 hour shift on Sunday. Her Aunty Clarice has popped in for a short while. … Continue reading

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