Monthly Archives: April 2017

Dementia: ‘You Are No Spring Chicken’

I need to sort myself out and get back into a sensible routine following Maureen’s stay in Respite Care.  Firstly, I need to resume blogging on a daily basis as it is an important therapy and a means of keeping on … Continue reading

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Dementia : Alive and Kicking

Willie Nelson sums up the mood in our camp today: Maureen’s sense of humour has returned.  Last night she said: ‘I remember who you are you are my husband – I’d forgotten my short-term memory loss’. We have almost caught up … Continue reading

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Dementia: Listening To The Sound Of The Music

When Homefield House contacted me to say that they were struggling to know how to help Maureen settle down I mentioned how music is so important in our lives.  They clearly followed my advice and Maureen has told me all … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Marathon Of Compassion

Yesterday turned into a marathon and it was almost 5 ‘o’ clock before we were able to hit the sack this morning.  Following an evening telephone conversation with a G P, I decided to take Maureen to Grimsby Hospital.  The … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Return Of Sleeping Beauty

Maureen has been sleeping for the last hour something that had proved difficult during her five nights in Homefield House.  I was informed this morning that she had not been to bed for the last 48 hours after turning in … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Fabulous Day

Sunday was a fabulous day from beginning to end. Early on I met a Shonie Carter at the hotel recovering from the previous night’s bare knuckle duel: By 11 am I was accompanying my Granddaughter on her Karaoke Machine  singing an Adele … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Are You Going To Take Me Out?’

I decided to head South rather than North yesterday. This meant forgoing the tranquility of the Buddhist Centre in Pocklington for an opportunity to catch up with family in Coventry. As soon as I set foot in ‘The Sanctuary’ I … Continue reading

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Dementia: Respite At Last!

Maureen has now spent her second night at Homefield House.  It was no simple matter to get her there: it was 4 ‘o’ clock on Wednesday before we were able to persuade her to put her foot in the door. … Continue reading

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Dementia: Good News and Even Better News

Maureen’s Occupational Therapist phoned with some good news yesterday: Two weeks to go to until Easy2bathe is here. An additional stair rail will be fitted within  a month: Then early this morning I got even better news: Maureen has a cold: I heard … Continue reading

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Dementia: We’re Struggling This Morning

We’re struggling this morning or as my dear old mum would say ‘we are in the wars’. Maureen is feeling dizzy and is very confused.  She woke at 3 ‘o’ clock concerned that she was late for an appointment.  Two hours … Continue reading

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