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Dementia: Medication Is Not The Solution

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

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Alzheimer’s . . . from the Daughter / Dad Perspective

Originally posted on Alzheimer's: The Journey:
In honor of World Alzheimer’s Month, my daughter and I were asked to write a few words as to what it’s like to be a Dad with Alzheimer’s and a Daughter of a…

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Believe me. I’m always right. About me.

Originally posted on george rook:
Believe me. I’m always right. About me. I was listening this week to a radio programme about personalising health and social care for people… Reducing unnecessary hospital admissions… Providing health care at home… Treating people…

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Dementia: You Silly Man!

Maureen woke at 2.30 this morning struggling with where to relieve herself.  Despite my extensive explanations, she couldn’t find anywhere that was suitable for her to pass water.  After half an hour I sought some sanity with a call to … Continue reading

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Dementia: Don’t Grieve Conceive!

Posted at 2.00 am:   I have just phoned the Konar Suite to speak to a Nurse to check whether my support to Maureen has been appropriate.  She was in floods of tears a short while ago because ‘they had … Continue reading

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We are the Disrupters

Originally posted on george rook:
We are the disrupters! You know, the thing about being a volunteer activist in healthcare is that it’s sooo frustrating. There are various mantras around… Nothing about us without us… Do it with us not…

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Dementia: Safely Back Home

It has taken four hours to persuade Maureen to come back to our house after she was determined to ‘walk back to her own home’ this morning.   Lots of people we have never met before played an important part … Continue reading

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Dementia: GIGO

The support we have received from professional staff in the last few days to has once again been exceptional.  We are very fortunate to have skilled staff from Navigo and Focus Adult Social Care at the end of the phone … Continue reading

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Dementia: Changes Ahead

Maureen’s enthusiasm for the trip to Nottingham dwindled in the final hour before departure yesterday.  When our chauffeur arrived she was adamant that she didn’t want to see her sister: ‘she was cold and her sister should be coming to … Continue reading

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Dementia: Having It Off

I have decided that until further notice I will not be posting at the weekend and intend to keep all social media switched off.  This will give me plenty of time to explore whether playing this week’s selection of Good Music really does … Continue reading

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