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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yesterday the weather prevented me from responding to my mum’s inevitable plea: ‘have you come to take me out?’ As plans for the ‘Great Escape’ were being formulated the heavens opened and the rain stopped play. When I returned in the afternoon … Continue reading
Dawn is breaking and I have decided I’m going to take my mum out today and will be on the A46 very soon. The ‘Great Escape’ will be a short trip into the country along with the usual fix of … Continue reading
I often struggle with Maureen’s presentation during the late evening. One possible explanation for her behaviour is ‘Sundowning’ and Tracey Maxfield directed me to this article yesterday after an exchange on Linkedin: This article is a publication of TogetherinThis.com … Continue reading