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This is the story of our journey: an honest account of our lives after Maureen's diagnosis of dementia following stroke in February 2014.
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Monthly Archives: September 2016
The last time I was at the Madhyamaka Meditation Centre Kelsang Dorde concluded his meditation session with : ‘its a no brainer’. Yesterday’ he deliberately did the same after reading out this quote from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: ‘When things go wrong … Continue reading
It took a real team effort to ease Maureen into Ashgrove Care Home yesterday. She was at her articulate best to frustrate any plans to remove her from her home and separate her from her husband. However one carefully construed … Continue reading
3.30 am In five hours time the process of admitting Maureen into Ashgrove Care Home will begin . The Home Treatment Team will be here a couple of hours later to support me as we ease Maureen a mile down … Continue reading
Ashgrove Care Home are not able to carry out their assessment of Maureen until 8.30 tomorrow morning. This will then give me a couple of hours to try to personalise her room while she is being looked after by a … Continue reading
3.00 am I have just put in a call to Single Point of Access requesting support in the morning to place Maureen in Ashgrove Care Home for a period of immediate respite. This request will be on our social … Continue reading
I have decided to adopt a new Working Position as I strive to do a good job as Maureen’s Care Partner: Accept What You Can’t Change and Try To Change What You Can’t Accept. Yesterday morning was a classic as … Continue reading
Originally posted on Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth:
Released 15 September 2016 The book Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, co-authored with Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low was released officially on September 15 and has been well received. Professor…
I heard Maureen crying on the Baby Monitor at 4 am this morning so I picked up my pillow and joined her in the marital bed. As I lay down she told me that she thought I was in bed … Continue reading
I actually made it to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre yesterday morning to self-administer a bit of TLC to my tired body and mind. The aroma in the swimming pool, sauna, and spa, was a pleasant relief from what had accompanied … Continue reading