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Dementia: Creating Confusion

It would be simplistic to label Maureen’s behaviour towards her carers in the last 24 hours as challenging.  She was hostile and uncooperative during the time Girl Tuesday was here.  She carried on in a similar vein with Our Night Sitter … Continue reading

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Dementia: Special Measures

  On Thursday things went from bad to worse as the day progressed:  Girl Thursday advised me it was her last shift as she needed to change her working hours. The Alzheimer’s Society told me that I would no longer … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Blast Of Reality

In the last 24 hours, I’ve been faced with a harsh reality check on Maureen’s short-term memory. Yesterday, a few hours after I told Maureen that her mum was dead she was talking about sending a letter and going to see … Continue reading

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Dementia: Digger Or Dumper?

Andy our builder is due to start work on our Day Room this morning.  The extension will run right across the back of the house alongside the current one in the dining room.  It will include an additional a shower … Continue reading

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Dementia: Sleeping To Deal With Boredom

When I called to see mum today she was asleep in a chair in the lounge of her Care Home. She looked so.peaceful I decided not to wake her. When I told the.Manager I would come back later later she … Continue reading

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Dementia: Saved By Sheard

David Sheard has prevented me from making a real bloomer on Friday with my planned Pilgrimage To Paddington.  His assertion that feelings matter most has caused me to change my plans in a positive direction. I shudder to think how … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Buzz Off Blackie’

Maureen was in good form yesterday and kept me in stitches for much of the day.  The best giggle of the day didn’t come from watching her dancing whilst holding onto the washing line: it was when she saw off ‘Blackie’. … Continue reading

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