I have just had a rude awakening concerning Maureen’s short-term memory. Ian her son has just left after being here from 11.30 am and she has just asked me who he was. She says she has never met him before and thinks his name is William. I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked by this as very early this morning she told me in no uncertain terms that ‘wives slept with their husbands and I wasn’t hers’.
Sue our social worker is off sick and Gary her replacement is in the process of organising the Best Interest Meeting. I have now asked an Advocate to represent me at the meeting and made it clear to all parties what I think is the best way forward. I’m hoping that Day Care at Royal Court along with periods of respite will relieve the pressure on me as her Care Partner. The irony in all of this is that Tracey an earlier social worker asked me to explore Royal Court for Day Care quite some time ago and I never darkened their door!