Dementia: A Very Rapid Response

How fortunate we are to live in North East Lincolnshire where services as so well organised to support Care Partners and those with dementia.  I have just had a call from Rapid Responders to confirm that two team members will be out by lunch-time to make an assessment of our situation.  I was reassured to hear that one of them will be a nurse as Maureen is now feeling unwell and is sleeping on the sofa.

When we decided to move to Cleethorpes many questioned our judgement to uproot from Coventry.  From what I hear from friends back in the land of ‘The Sky Blues’ we are far better off living out in the sticks with a Local Authority geared up to looking after carers and their loved ones.  

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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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4 Responses to Dementia: A Very Rapid Response

  1. AmazingSusan says:

    From the way you describe things in this and other posts, the support you are getting is simply amazing.

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    • Remember Me says:

      Hi Susan it is much better than other areas from what I have heard. They are providing a 30 minute tea-time call at 6.30pm: just have to tough it out like lots of other carers and hope Maureen stays put!

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  2. csaxonm says:

    Paul, here’s wishing you several nights of uninterrupted sleep, your wife as purposeful as she can be at helping you get better, and since I cannot send it to you from here, I’m making a big pot of chicken soup and eating for you virtually! I;ll drink some for Maureen’s health as well.
    Carole

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  3. Remember Me says:

    Thanks Vandana for your good wishes and wonderful recipes.

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