Dementia: Mental Exhaustion

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After a much better night, I realise how mental exhaustion has sapped my ability to think clearly.  Yesterday our Key Worker came to our rescue with a Night Sitter who has been a  breath of fresh air for both of us.   He also encouraged me to explore the possibilities for an immediate Respite Break by placing Maureen in a Care Home.  My task this morning is to reflect on the options for regaining my vitality and ensuring Maureen is in safe hands.  I’m keeping my powder dry at this stage until further discussions have taken place this morning with a number of  key players.

 

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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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