Hello I’m Paul welcome to my blog.
This is the story of our journey: an honest account of our lives after Maureen's diagnosis of dementia following stroke in February 2014.
Care Tips from Teepa Snow
Monthly Archives: June 2016
I could not have asked for more appropriate support than I received yesterday. When Gail, our carer, arrived she was so shocked by Maureen’s presentation that she advised me to get her ‘checked out’. She hadn’t seen Maureen for a … Continue reading
The phone lines were hot yesterday as I kept in touch with professional staff providing ongoing support. I eventually decided not to seek additional ‘Boots On The Ground’ as Maureen’s focus was changing as the day progressed. It was helpful that … Continue reading
When you are as tired it is helpful to see a reminder of the basics of being a Care Partner. I am very grateful to Daz Smith for sharing this on LinkedIn:
Yesterday I received excellent support from Social Services, Admiral Nursing and the Home Treatment Team. Today I will be taking up the offer of the HTT to put ‘boots on the ground’. When lines open I will be asking them … Continue reading
I get a little tired of people telling me ‘I’m doing a great job’ as a Maureen’s Care Partner. The following post from the Alzheimers’ Reading Room points out that words are cheap: ‘It is not unusual for caregivers to tell … Continue reading
Carers Assessment Needed Maureen’s presentation continues to become increasingly challenging. She is now very distressed if I am out of sight; often believing that she has been locked in the house and left alone. On occasions she will forget where … Continue reading