Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dementia: ‘Call It A Crisis Then’

There has been a fair amount of activity since handing in my notice this morning. It would be unfair to detail this morning’s telephone exchanges with professional staff. Just to make matters easier I have declared I’m in crisis trying to … Continue reading

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Dementia: Giving A Month’s Notice

At 10.30 tomorrow morning I intended to give a month’s notice that I am no longer prepared to be Maureen’s Care Partner under the current arrangements.  I am posting this information because there is no guarantee I will be able … Continue reading

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Dementia: Tempted To Throw The Towel In

  Today is one of those days when I feel tempted to throw the towel in and walk away from my role as Care Partner to my wife.  The ‘last straw’ is realising that our Care Agency are not Dementia … Continue reading

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Dementia: Between A Rock and A Hard Place

I’m drafting this post early in the morning once again.  It’s difficult to get back to sleep after seeing Maureen so disturbed.  At 2.30 this morning she shouted out my name as she thought someone was trying to open her … Continue reading

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Dementia: Honesty, Fear and Confusion

This post will be brief after an exhausting night.  We went to bed early last night as we were both very tired.  Before we turned in Maureen shared her fears that I would leave her because I would get fed … Continue reading

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Dementia: Looking Back: Looking Ahead (Week 12)

I am only going to look back four hours to outline how Maureen is at the moment and the challenges that face me as her Care Partner.  She went downstairs at 2 am to make a drink and came back … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Things Are Looking Up’

Yesterday was a good day despite Maureen being tired after her evening with Clarice: she said her aunty never stopped talking while I was out watching the Sky Blues on T V.  I wouldn’t be at all surprised as her … Continue reading

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Dementia: Time For Change

I think I’ve been kidding myself for the last few weeks.  My view was that if I provided additional support to Maureen she would get through a rough patch that she seemed to be going through. What I am failing … Continue reading

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Dementia: Maternal Instincts

Maureen’s emotional memory remains intact; whilst her short-term memory is shot: a familiar tale with dementia.  You only have to see her in a maternal role to see that she is still the ‘full shilling’ in that mode.  When she … Continue reading

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Dementia: Playing It Safe With The Sky Blues

  I’m an armchair supporter of the Sky Blues these days.  To be perfectly honest I wouldn’t pay to watch professional footballers as they are overpaid Prima Donnas.  Coventry City are on featured Sky One tonight playing Peterborough and it is … Continue reading

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