Dementia: 95 Today

It’s my mum’s 95th birthday today.  If I told her how confused, and frightened, Maureen was at the moment she would tell me not to leave her.  She would understand that I need to stay close to Maureen and can’t get to Coventry to visit her.

Mum would also tell me to do everything I could to minimise Maureen’s distress.  If she could she would help me make our home easier for Maureen to cope with. She would be round here like a shot to sort out what we need and what we don’t.

Unfortunately mum lives over 100 miles away and has dementia herself.  So I can’t call on her to help me this time.  However, I know she’s here in spirit, and would fully understand what I have to do at the moment.

Happy birthday mum: I’ll be down to see you as soon as I can.


		
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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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2 Responses to Dementia: 95 Today

  1. Convey my birthday wishes to your mother. I hope you will soon get an opportunity to meet her.

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  2. Remember Me says:

    Many thanks Vandana. It will be a while before I’m able to go. Like my brother it is unlikely that she knows who I am any more. I have to concentrate on the home base for a while. Thanks for those great recipes.

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