Category Archives: minimising distress

Dementia: ‘Think Of Yourself’

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

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Dementia : A Nightingale Sang

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:

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Dementia: Positive Risk Taking In PJ’s Paid Off

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

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Dementia: ‘Nobody Loves Me: I’m Such a Nuisance’

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

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Dementia: A Headless Chicken?

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

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Dementia: A Marathon Of Compassion

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

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Dementia: It’s Good News Week

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

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Dementia: We’re Almost There!

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

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Dementia: Calling In Sick

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.  

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Dementia: Seeking A Best Interest Decision

I contacted Single Point of Access -Focus at 2.30 am to request a Best Interest Decision this morning on her future care and accommodation needs . Maureen has kept me awake for most of the night because she has an … Continue reading

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