Dementia: ‘Something’s Gotta Give’

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For the second morning in succession Maureen has woken shortly after midnight.  The accusations and the remonstrations continued for a while: she was threatening to report me to the police for keeping her here.  At one stage I thought she was going to hop it and hurriedly got my things together to trail her.

Later in the morning Maureen became very upset that none of her clothes felt comfortable or belonged to her.  I managed to ease her into bed for a short while but it wasn’t long before she was up again wandering about the house in a restless state.

It is fortunate I’m meeting Gary my social worker this morning, as we need to address Maureen’s current presentation.  I’m worn out and face Carer Burnout unless I can find some way of getting much needed rest.

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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: ‘Something’s Gotta Give’

  1. AmazingSusan says:

    yes. you need sleep and respite.

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  2. Hope you’re getting some rest!

    Like

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