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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: October 2016
The Serenity Prayer above makes me wonder if I can persuade Maureen to try ‘Singing For the Brain’ if it is on today. The other option is to suggest she accompanies me to the swimming baths this afternoon. Both of … Continue reading
A story familiar to all Care Partners:
We were very fortunate yesterday to benefit find three missing links in our chain of support. Maureen’s presentation was stretching me to the limit in the morning and once again our Home Treatment Team came to my rescue. Marie arrived … Continue reading
Once Maureen’s dementia became obvious Iwona our local pharmacist stressed the importance of Do Not Absorb: to ignore any vitriol that comes in my direction. I think I might just pop in and see her shortly for some ‘medication’ to help me boost my … Continue reading
Maureen amazed me once again yesterday evening when she sang and danced along to Bing Crosby for over an hour. She had woken from our late siesta and immediately burst into song with ‘good morning good morning…’ so I went … Continue reading
Once again I want to put on record the excellent support we receive from Focus Adult Social Work. In the last few months, Gary our social worker has worked tirelessly to update our Support Plans to reflect our current situation. That … Continue reading
I made a silly mistake yesterday afternoon and paid for it later with another night of disturbed sleep. One of my golden rules is to try to induct new carers by staying around and coaching them in their first few … Continue reading
It is time to do something that I often struggle to do: to listen to other people before I continue to plough my own furrow. My body and other people are telling me I have to change my ways or my … Continue reading
The going got particularly tough last night, as it has been on several occasions, in the last week. Maureen was lambasting me for the appalling state of this ‘Care Home’. She spent a large part of the day trying to do … Continue reading