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 with removing the aroma on Maureen’s clothing from her stay in Homefield House.
  • After a couple of ‘Soup Days’, Maureen assures me she no longer needs Lactulose.
  • Painkillers are making it easier for me to stand and walk.
  • We will be able to bathe safely after the Occupational Therapists visit today.
  • The sun has got its hat off in Cleethorpes and warmer weather is on its way.
  • I have had excellent support from staff at the local Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society to help me put Respite Care into perspective.

So just like Willie we are alive and kicking.

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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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