Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dementia: Action Man Returns

Maureen often asks me: ‘what’s the plan Action Man?’  So I took on the mantel yesterday in an attempt to move things in a positive direction. Once it was confirmed that Maureen had a UTI  I  encouraged the Practice Nurse to outline … Continue reading

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Dementia: Oh What A Night

Yesterday morning and afternoon had been very challenging as I tried to deal with Maureen’s constantly changing presentation.  As the evening progressed and none of my normal routines were having any real effect I sought advice from staff on the Konar … Continue reading

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Dementia: Time For Some Straight Talking

This is no time for beating around the bush: Maureen is on a downward spiral.  No one knows what is behind the increased level of confusion and the attendant ongoing challenges she is presenting to me and carers   Anyone who … Continue reading

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Dementia: Feeling Neglected and Stupid

Several people heard Maureen giving it to me yesterday and a common response was ‘I can hear what you are up against.’  I appreciate their empathy but they have no idea what it has been like lately: particularly during Storm Maureen. What … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Storm Rages On

I thought I had weathered the worst of ‘Storm Maureen’ by 2.30 am when Maureen had dropped off to sleep.  Music had quelled the initial onslaught with songs from Peter, Paul, and Mary on YouTube: The focus of the storm changed from thieves … Continue reading

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Dementia: Seeing The Light

I had a surprise birthday present yesterday; a fibre optic light I had forgotten I had ordered on eBay.   It was a cheapie and no instructions were included, so it took me a while to get it working.  From what … Continue reading

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Dementia: Just What The Doctor Ordered

Yesterday, I took the initial steps to establish a regular day off from my role as a Care Partner for my wife. My first move was to explore the possibilities of Maureen going to a local Care Home from 10 … Continue reading

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Dementia: Taking The Bull By The Horns

I am planning to go for it this morning with an emphasis on distraction and redirection.  In the heat of the battle yesterday, I forgot a basic that any apprentice Care Partner should have grasped by now.  For a while, … Continue reading

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Dementia: Having ‘A Once Over’

Maureen will complete the final part of her ‘once over’ this morning when she has her blood and water tested.   Her GP checked her out yesterday finding her blood pressure was slightly elevated.  He also organised a Practice Nurse to … Continue reading

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Dementia: It’s Another ‘No-Brainer’

There is little doubt that Maureen’s dementia is progressing and the demands on me are increasings.  It is possible there is also a dip in her condition at the moment due to infection: that should be clarified this afternoon at … Continue reading

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