Dementia: Respite With A Difference

Maureen is going into Respite: she is having a break from carers coming  into our house.  We are going to see how things go by getting our home back: one of her constant pleas; along with getting her life back.

We are going to do things as a couple again rather than me scarpering to do my own thing as soon as carers walk through the door. 

Maureen has been a revelation today boosted by contact from family and her husband at last understanding what she wants.  Tomorrow’s blog will paint a very positive picture of what we have been doing today.  I must dash to stop her washing up and putting her hands in water as they haven’t healed since that fall on Monday.

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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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6 Responses to Dementia: Respite With A Difference

  1. Dominique says:

    Wow! I hope the respite is successful and that you both get some joy out if it. I know Steve ended up really enjoying it despite the initial reservations. Good luck. Dominique ☺

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  2. Remember Me says:

    I may have misled you. The respite is from carers: too much of them. The dynamic duo want to be left alone.

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  3. Looking forward to reading about it!

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