Hello I’m Paul welcome to my blog.
This is the story of our journey: an honest account of our lives after Maureen's diagnosis of dementia following stroke in February 2014.
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Category Archives: minimising distress
During our adventure yesterday the Activities Organiser at my mum’s Care Home begged me to think of myself. I have known this woman for a long time as she was a mature student at a local Community College where I … Continue reading
Maureen loves Nat King Cole and would sing the above number word perfect. How wonderful if another Nightingale: Dr Dan gives us both something to sing about:
When Maureen woke in despair yesterday I knew I had to pull out all the stops to try to shift her mindset. I went for it throughout the day and my positive risk taking paid off with a beautiful climax in … Continue reading
When Maureen woke early this morning she was very sad feeling unloved and a nuisance. She was beside herself with her loss of independence and her reliance on others. Her feelings are not surprising when you reflect on such a capable … Continue reading
I had a stark reminder early this morning that I’m trying to do too much. Last night I was so exhausted that I went to bed at half-past eight and left Maureen to her own devices. Five hours or so later … Continue reading
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
Maureen will be overjoyed this morning with good news from Girl Monday. The Best Interest Meeting is now only days away. Spring is here and Maureen wants to be out in the fresh air. Maureen went for a walk on … Continue reading
I’m optimistic that within a month there will be some good news to report from this neck of the woods. Our difficulties have originated from the national approach to vascular dementia: there is no treatment available. This means you are almost … Continue reading
I feel dreadful this morning despite following advice on how to handle this infection. I’m going back to bed and will try to rest for the remainder of the day. Thankfully, Chloe our most experienced carer will be here at ten.