Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dementia: ‘Dharma For Dementia -The P C Approach To Memory Loss’

  This morning I have rebranded my Blog this in response to the second task in  Learning The Fundamentals course that I’m now following: the rationale behind these changes are fully explained on that page.  I have also included a Gravatar … Continue reading

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Dementia: Looking Back: Looking Ahead (Week 20)

  Yesterday’s aspirations to have a Lazy Afternoon were completely fulfilled with us both enjoying a good siesta.  Our problems came late evening when boredom took its toll:   Maureen freely admitted that she sleeps when she is bored and I … Continue reading

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Dementia: Hoping For A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I’m hoping for a ‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ today after spending a large part of yesterday completing my repairs to the fence..  Maureen spent most of the day on the sofa as I responded to my neighbours call to replace a … Continue reading

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Dementia: Ménage A` Quatre

We tried something new last night and both seemed to enjoy the experience: with a King Sized Bed a foursome was no problem. The only difficulty that emerged was when I reached out to hold Maureen’s hand around  3 am … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Bear Facts Of It

Maureen had what is common parlance following stroke a ‘Duvet Day’ yesterday: all she wanted to do was sleep.  In her case it was a sofa day and the ‘bear facts’ as you will see from the photo below were … Continue reading

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Dementia: Really Positive Signs

Maureen and I had a lovely day together yesterday and this morning has started on a positive note.  We structured our day really well yesterday and reaped the benefit.  Leaving the remaining work on the fence to a handyman helped … Continue reading

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Dementia: Time For Teepa (Snow)

  Yesterday was very challenging with marked fluctuations in Maureen’s presentation; particularly her mood.  She slept for most of the morning and just about raised herself from the sofa before Charlotte our carer left.  Clarice her aunty visited in the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Reaping What You Sow

 ‘Mrs Dementia’ was rampant at 3.3o am this morning as Maureen thought she had been left behind as all the other residents in this Care Home had gone out on a trip.  No matter what I said I couldn’t shift … Continue reading

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Dementia: Looking Back: Looking Ahead (Week 19))

My meeting with Mel my Admiral Nurse on Friday reviewed my approach to Maureen’s current presentation and possible approaches to resolving my concerns: I Don’t Know Who You Are This is one of the issues that I find the most … Continue reading

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Dementia: Seeking To Increase Awareness

It is rather ironic that as Dementia Awareness Week comes to an end that yesterday I found myself hurriedly trying to bring some unexpected visitors up to speed  The nature of our relationship made my intervention relatively simple as we … Continue reading

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