Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dementia: Thoughts For The Day

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

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Dementia: A Carer’s Story

A story familiar to all Care Partners:

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Dementia: Finding Some Missing Links

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

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Dementia: OMG Struggling With DNA

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

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Dementia: Music Leads To Recovery

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

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Dementia: Playing My Cards Right

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

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Dementia: A Costly Mistake

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

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Dementia: Time To Listen

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

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Dementia: It’s Time To Walk Away

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

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Dementia: Compassionate Communication

I was sorting out some of my paperwork on dementia yesterday and came across ‘Compassionate Communication with the Memory Impaired’ by Liz Aires.  I scanned it again at the time and hope I remembered the basics at 2 ‘o’ clock this … Continue reading

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