Monthly Archives: May 2017

Dementia: A Run Away Day

I  am requesting an urgent review of our Support Plan this morning after Maureen chose to run away yesterday, rather than have an Away Day.  She slipped off from a carer early afternoon and a couple of hours later declined a short … Continue reading

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Dementia: An Away Day Beckons

If things go according to plan today we are going to have another Away Day.  We plan to be chauffeur driven to visit family in Nottingham.  An Away Day with family is a great way of having a time off … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘They All Know Us!’

  We would not be able to cope without the support of lots of people who live in our vicinity.  I often adapt a Citizen Khan quote ‘they all know us’ to summarise our notoriety in our neighbourhood.  What the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Hot Weather and Hallucinations

Temperatures were soaring here again yesterday.  We got off to an early start at a local Car Boot Sale where I bought some additional plants for my vegetable plot.  It was so hot by the time we returned home that … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Stupid Mistake

When I finally decided to get up this morning, very tired after a difficult night, I thought I had made a stupid mistake during yesterday’s meeting with our Key Worker.  On reflection, I had spent too much time chatting about … Continue reading

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Dementia: Memories Of The White House

It was warm enough in Cleethorpes yesterday to remind us of the beautiful holidays we spent in Corfu.  The memories of those hot days scrambling over the rocks from Kalami to Agni Bay taking in the White House, pictured above, came … Continue reading

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Dementia: Fond Memories

With so much going on in the last few days I have almost forgotten my day in Coventry last Saturday.  As I was shopping in the Foleshill area I bumped into a ‘young man’ (now 57) who used to attend a Youth … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Aftermath Of Respite

It is almost three days since I collected  Maureen from her stay in Ashgrove Care Home and I still clearing up the mess.  Thankfully, the visit of Rapid Response on Sunday night has faded in her memory as has the aroma … Continue reading

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Dementia: Sleeping It Off

Maureen stayed in bed yesterday; asleep for much of the time.  Throughout the day I kept a watchful eye on her ensuring that she was well fed and watered.  After her ordeal on Sunday, I thought it was sensible to let … Continue reading

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Dementia: No Gain Without Pain!

The events of yesterday have left me wondering if I really had a Respite Break.  It was past midnight before we were able to get to bed after a horrendous day with Maureen in agony for much of the evening.  Rapid … Continue reading

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