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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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It is almost three days since I collected Maureen from her stay in Ashgrove Care Home and I still clearing up the mess. Thankfully, the visit of Rapid Response on Sunday night has faded in her memory as has the aroma … Continue reading
As a contribution to Dementia Awareness Week I ‘m submitting this short piece to Dementia UK for possible publication: Admiral Nurses: Rescue Rangers Any diagnosis of dementia for your loved one is frightening. When it’s vascular it’s terrifying as there … Continue reading
I spent a considerable part of last week trying to find a suitable place for Maureen to go while I have a much-needed break. During this time Maureen’s Care Coordinator said to me something along the lines that ‘I wouldn’t … Continue reading
Maureen has now spent her second night at Homefield House. It was no simple matter to get her there: it was 4 ‘o’ clock on Wednesday before we were able to persuade her to put her foot in the door. … Continue reading
If none of our local Care Agencies can provide staffing for a 72 hour period then an option would be to put Maureen in a Care Home for Respite. The article below, which I have reproduced with the with the … Continue reading
The decision at yesterday’s Best Interest Meeting represents one small step in maintaining Maureen’s wish to remain at home and mine to have a life outside of being her Care Partner. Our Key Worker is now charged with putting additional care … Continue reading
Originally posted on From Outside The Mall:
I love my job. It fulfills me because I can give and receive in equal measure. In general, people assume that the lives of those living with dementia are somehow less than those who…
I’m hoping for the green light at 2 pm: news that following assessment, Waltham House (‘A Caring Home’) feel they can meet Maureen’s needs. The prospect of a week off duty is keeping me going at a time when it … Continue reading
Maureen often asks me: ‘what’s the plan Action Man?’ So I took on the mantel yesterday in an attempt to move things in a positive direction. Once it was confirmed that Maureen had a UTI I encouraged the Practice Nurse to outline … Continue reading