Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dementia: Finding A Friend

It took me a while yesterday morning to understand what was behind Maureen’s question of ‘have I got to go to school today?’  After a little probing, she told me she wanted to be with her friends so they could … Continue reading

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Dementia: Significant Disorientation

We made it to Nottingham, but it may have been a bridge too far as Maureen is significantly disorientated this morning. Girl Tuesday played a sterling role yesterday in persuading Maureen to get into the chauffeur driven Volvo. Tim, the man behind … Continue reading

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Dementia: Thinking Outside The Box

 Maureen woke up this morning clearly thinking I was her dad.  This is not something new and I no longer find it upsetting.  The important thing is that she feels safe in my company; irrespective of who she thinks I am. … Continue reading

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Spare a thought for us this Christmas

Originally posted on george rook:
I realise I haven’t been looking forward to Christmas this year. I’ve been miserable. Humbug, writ large. Cards have been arriving in the post, people I work with giving them… A little party at one…

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Dementia: Carpe Diem

The sun shone on the brave yesterday as we seized the day and the clouds stayed away.  Maureen was in good form early doors so I hastily rearranged our trip to Coventry and by 11 am we were on the A46 … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘I Hate This Disease’

The good news that I hoped to post today is not going to happen after all.  I have decided that tomorrow’s planned trip to Coventry to see my mum is not a good idea, despite arrangements to travel in a chauffeured … Continue reading

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Dementia: Amazing Support

Sincere thanks to all those people who have supported us in 2016: we wouldn’t have survived without you.  We hope you all have a good Festive Break and a Happy New Year. I’m now going to follow the advice of … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Filled With Joy’

Maureen was ‘filled with joy’ last night as she opened our front door and joined in with Carol Singers who were in full flow.  She sang along and conducted three young lads who gave us their rendition of ‘We Wish You … Continue reading

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Dementia: Getting Back To Sleep

I have often posted my gratitude for having a father who taught me so much.  Last night on being woken for the third time I remembered his method for getting back to sleep: replaying old goals that he had seen Coventry City … Continue reading

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Dementia: Feelings Matter Most (Sheard)

My optimism from yesterday originated from the news that Maureen will have a Care Co-ordinator in the New Year.  Our Social Worker has played a significant role in campaigning for the missing link in Maureen’s support package:  CONTINUITY. From an initial conversation yesterday, … Continue reading

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