Dementia: ‘You’re Doing A Good Job’

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I’m often told ‘you’re doing a good job’ as a Care Partner.  It is always nice to receive praise from other people but my professional background requires a little more than that.

I have no problem with my role as Maureen’s Care Partner being seen as a job.  It’s a straightforward way in which to explore my role.  Therefore I need a Job Description that defines my role and determines my duties.  I also need a mechanism for Performance Appraisal to help determine if I am actually ‘doing a good job’.  Perhaps, it is also time to put the performance of others under the spotlight to see if they are doing a good job in supporting us both.

 

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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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2 Responses to Dementia: ‘You’re Doing A Good Job’

  1. Tom Schuller says:

    Paul Dare I say it, but this seems to me to push the ‘job’ idea too far. Or if you want to keep it, you’re self-employed, so there’s noone out there to give you a jd and appraisal. Isn’t the issue how to get constructive feedback on how you’re doing? All I can say from afar is that I’m constantly amazed at your resilience and willingness to learn. But then I’m only getting your reports!

    I’m giving away my tix for WHam v Watford tomorrow, as I’ll be travelling to Oxford. But already I’m v unhappy with the new stadium, and not impressed by most of Slavan’s new recruits.

    all best Tom

    On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 7:27 AM, Seeking The Good Life wrote:

    > Remember Me posted: ” I’m often told ‘you’re doing a good job’ as a Care > Partner. It is always nice to receive praise from other people but my > professional background requires a little more than that. I have no problem > with my role as Maureen’s Care Partner being seen as a” >

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    • Remember Me says:

      Thanks Tom you remain a Professor of Lifelong Learning with your constructive feedback. I knew someone would help me to clarify my thinking on this one. On the football front imagine it’s like to have Sky Blue blood running through your veins: we’ll be back!

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