Dementia: Still Riding The Roller Coaster

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Amazing Susan Macaulay never said a truer word than in her comment yesterday:

‘Such a roller coaster 😦‘.

I had one heck of a ride yesterday often finding it difficult to console Maureen when she was frightened out of her wits.  How on earth she coped when she was even unclear who the only person who was here to support her was I will never know.

Despite feeling exhausted I have decided to try to tough it out until the Best Interest Meeting on Thursday.  Although I have never been one for more than The Walzer’s I need to ‘stay on the ride’ until I can get together with our Multi-Disciplinary Team to discuss where we go from here.

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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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