Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dementia: A Timely Reminder

Ode To A Care Giver From Wellspring Village Residents at Brightview Concord River Always be patient for those in need You must be a good listener, a good listener indeed. Always be willing to lend a hand And empathize so … Continue reading

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Dementia: We Are Both Spitting Blood

Maureen has been spitting blood this morning as she tries to address the ongoing soreness in her mouth.  I hope I’m able to encourage her to keep cleaning her teeth and use a mouthwash to try and eradicate what has … Continue reading

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Dementia: Compassionate Company

Although yesterday was a little disappointing we both had the pleasure of enjoying some compassionate company.   Wayne our chauffeur, like all of the staff of Airport Travel, treated Maureen with dignity and respect.   From the time of our arrival … Continue reading

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Dementia: As Blind As A Bat?

Yesterday’s  visit to Madyhamaka failed to get me the respite I was seeking.  Maureen didn’t like it in a strange place – particularly as she was thinking that we were going to visit her mother.  The whole experience has left us both … Continue reading

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Dementia: Seeking Respite At Madyhamaka

I will try and persuade Maureen to accompany me to the Buddhist Meditation Centre at Pocklington today.  Airport Travel is on hand to chauffeur us for the short break that we both desperately need.  The thought of being served wonderful … Continue reading

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Dementia: Procrastination and Patience

We have slept together in the marital bedroom for most of the last 8 hours.  It wasn’t a bad night as Maureen only woke a couple of times.  When she woke the second time, convinced she had lost Maeve from … Continue reading

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Dementia: Seeking Immediate Respite

This is a live feed at 4 am as Maureen onslaught of the last few days shows no sign of running out of steam.  She ‘doesn’t want to be here has no trust in me’ and continues to list my … Continue reading

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Dementia: Further Problems With My DNA

I’m really struggling with my DNA this morning.  Maureen has returned to her theme that she doesn’t need carers particularly those who are not of her generation.  This is the same woman who told her Care Coordinator yesterday that everything was hunky … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Penny Has Finally Dropped

It has taken a long time but the penny has finally dropped- the Best Interest Meeting on the 6th of April is now the only way forward.  Maureen continues to be a combative mood, struggling to accept that she lacks … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Peach’ Is No Distraction

I decided to remind Maureen today was her Granddaughter’s 18th birthday.  Conversations earlier in the week had resulted in ‘she doesn’t send me a birthday card, why should I send her one’.  However, as her mother died and we undertook … Continue reading

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