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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: February 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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.…
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
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
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