Dementia: ‘Until Death Do Us Part’

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Social Care is on the verge of collapse as Roy Lilley outlines today:

‘What’s gone wrong?
Two things.  The cash anticipated from government, on the face of it, is in line with their promise… pick it apart and it is worth, in ‘real-new-money’, about half the headline figure.  Treasury legerdemain.
The second; in the 100 or so weeks since the Plan’s publication… the collapse of social care.  Growth in demand from the frail elderly is in line with forecasts.  Having them marooned in hospital, waiting to get home wasn’t.
No one predicted the speed with which social services would, effectively, go broke and implode, nor foresee the stream of care providers closing down’.

 

Maureen and I made a vow at Coventry Registry Office: we aim to keep it!

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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: ‘Until Death Do Us Part’

  1. Tom Schuller says:

    Dear Paul There are several things I admire about your blogs; one of them is the design elements and illustrations yu introduce. Ho9w did you learn these? all best Tom

    I see the sky blues went down to a late defeat yesterday – can the Upson who sank you have been the ex-Hmmer? meanwhile we managed our first decent league result.

    On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Seeking The Good Life wrote:

    > Remember Me posted: ” Social Care is on the verge of collapse as Roy > Lilley outlines today: ‘What’s gone wrong? Two things. The cash > anticipated from government, on the face of it, is in line with their > promise… pick it apart and it is worth, in ‘real-new-money’, about h” >

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    • Remember Me says:

      Thanks for your kind comments Tom. WordPress offer free Web tuition on how to Blog and lots of people have suggested improvements. The solution to the Sky Blues is to bring back my old school mate Bobby Gould. It was virtually his team that won the FA Cup in 1987: also the year when I was one of your students!!!!

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  2. dbb34 says:

    I am not too familiar with all that is going on economically over there but it appears to be a global problem which has been allowed to grow without due thought being given to the future.

    I admire your sentiments regarding your marriage vows, mine are exactly the same. There are 15 years between John and I. I have actually had people suggesting to me to ‘move on’. Marriage doesn’t end when dementia moves in!

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  3. AmazingSusan says:

    Global crisis as Di has already pointed out 😦 And it’s only going to get worse…

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