Monthly Archives: April 2016

Dementia: ‘I’m Moving Out Of Here’

Maureen woke at 2.30 am frightened there was an animal, possibly a fox, in her bedroom. She is convinced that the people that run this place keep animals here to deliberately scare residents: ‘if anyone would take her she is … Continue reading

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Dementia: Victoria Wood BringsThe House Down

We had a magical evening last night singing along with Maureen’s Aunty Clarice for a couple of hours.  I knew I had the evening sewn up when I found a Platters LP in a second- hand shop earlier in the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Very Interesting

I listened intently to Maureen last night when she woke up from resting on the sofa. She outlined how everything in our lounge was the same as she had at home but she didn’t live here.  I didn’t challenge her … Continue reading

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Dementia: Not Pulling The Trigger

After the events of early this morning and Maureen’s general discontent with being ‘baby sat’ by carers I have cancelled tonight’s sit.  I fear that going out tonight might just be a red rag to a bull and give Maureen another opportunity to … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Sense Of Perspective

It’s 3.40 am and I’m paying for a mistake I made last night.  Shortly after ten I took up a kind offer from Maureen’s youngest son to contact him when she is adamant she doesn’t live here and I’m not … Continue reading

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Dementia: Using A Four Letter Word

I was really pleased last night when Maureen used a four letter word I had told her to yell out whenever she needed help.  When I heard her shout ‘PAUL’ at the top of her voice I knew I had to … Continue reading

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Dementia: Looking Back: Looking Ahead (Week 15)

Our Care Agency came up trumps yesterday when I was feeling unwell by arranging an additional sit at short notice.  I’m not sure I would have coped if Chloe hadn’t been here to take Maureen out for a walk and … Continue reading

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Dementia: Anzac Day

Jennifer Tucker one of my fellow bloggers pointed out that today is Anzac Day.   Her moving Blog has reminded me how grateful I am for two Australians’ who helped to keep my dad safe as he served as a Tail Gunner in a … Continue reading

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Dementia: Wrong Again?

  Despite a thorough search I couldn’t find a bunch of my household keys yesterday . Therefore  I got up very early this morning determined to find them and realised that I also had misplaced a replacement set.  My first thought was … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Very Lucky Break Indeed

Good fortune has shone on us this morning: we’ve had a very lucky break.  Maureen  woke up thinking of a school trip to Germany from over 60 years ago.  I have kept that conversation going to consign the events of … Continue reading

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