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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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Category Archives: Mixed Dementia
Reggae has always had great resonance for us. The words of the above number have great significance in our household this morning: Maureen’s cold broke yesterday. I have never been so pleased in my life to see a loved on … Continue reading
Posted at 3 am: My early morning greeting from Maureen was not easy to handle. She woke after we had both had a couple of hours rest wanting to go to the toilet. I tried to direct her without success … Continue reading
A helpful creed to live by from the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Centre: I’m am breathing properly, softly and deeply as I try to figure out where the hosepipe issue has come from. For the second morning running, Maureen has been scared … Continue reading
George Rook made a good point in his <BLOG> yesterday: there need to be some radical changes in how we approach dementia in this country. There is only one thing I would add to George’s excellent post: DEMENTIA IS NOT A … Continue reading
I have been pressing for a review of Maureen presentation. This has resulted in the suggestions that a Best Interest Meeting is the way forward. I’m not sure that a BIM is needed after how she presented yesterday: She chatted … Continue reading
I often adopt a Citizen Khan approach to our life: frequently telling Maureen ‘they all know us’. Once again the locals came to my rescue yesterday afternoon when Maureen gave me the slip. It was another one of those farcical events … Continue reading
After a great deal of thought, and frequently changing my mind, I have decided to go for it this morning: When I first heard that two family members and their four children wanted to visit today I was aghast. My … Continue reading
Labelling anyone with dementia as a sufferer is totally unacceptable. This lesson from Dekyong puts the whole issue of suffering into a Buddhist perspective:
Posted at 3.30 am Today’s music is particularly pertinent: Our house is now a complete mess: nothing like the order that Maureen has lived in all of her life. We emptied our dining room so the walls and ceiling could be … Continue reading