Dementia:Fighting A Losing Battle

Two incidents yesterday led me to realise what a resolute adversary dementia is becoming.  It was one of those days when I began to think I was fighting a losing battle.

Maureen loves putting washing on the line; it remains one of her jobs.  Yesterday she put dirty washing out along with freshly cleaned clothes.

Her efforts at making tea brought tears to my eyes.  Natalie the Mental Health Nurse had to assist otherwise she would never have got a drink.  Maureen had poured hot water into a ceramic storage jar with ten tea bags in.  My drink(s) were left in the kitchen a cup of tea and a cup of mint tea.

The washing issue was a one off but Maureen no longer manages the line of clothes as she has done for years.  She has to be prompted to put washing on the line and fetch it in when it is dry.  Tea making has been a problem for weeks with supervision and prompting essential to keep her out of harm’s way.

We are hoping that Doctor Kokton will be able to provide an explanation for the alarming decline that has taken place in the last few weeks.

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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:Fighting A Losing Battle

  1. Carolyn Cook says:

    Sending best wishes to you and your dear Maureen! I am happy to find your blog. Thank you for visiting mine!!

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