Hello I’m Paul welcome to my blog.
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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Yesterday was a good day full of really pleasant surprises. During my early morning swim, I resumed chatting to a woman I had spoken to the previous week. From my routine in the water, she had gathered that I was addressing the … Continue reading
Most people who came across Maureen yesterday would not have believed she has a diagnosis of severe dementia. He exploits even amazed me: She booked her own appointment at the Reception Desk of our dentist. She accompanied me and Girl Monday … Continue reading
Two really good things happened last week. Firstly, our longest serving carer had a little girl: we understand mother and child are well. Secondly, her replacement managed to wash Maureen’s hair and give her a full body wash. It looks … Continue reading
If ever I needed it the evidence that Maureen needed CHC it was before my very eyes and ears in bucket fulls yesterday. In the morning the singing and laughter from Maureen and Girl Thursday Morning almost drowned out the … Continue reading
After a long three-month journey, there is new land ahead: I had a positive meeting with our Key Worker yesterday morning. My Admiral Nurse will visit us tomorrow. I have a seven-hour break on Thursday. There will be regular seven-hour breaks … Continue reading
Last week I cancelled the carer sit on Thursday so that Girl Friday would be here for six hours the following day. With extra time on my hands, I had to decide between lunch with my Buddhist friends in Pocklington or … Continue reading
With my initials what else would I call my approach to being Maureen’s Care Partner than The PC Protocol? Over the next few days, I aim to clarify my Protocol and outline its effectiveness in maintaining or even reversing cognitive decline. … Continue reading
Yesterday Susan Macaulay asked a very pertinent question: ‘AmazingSusan says: August 8, 2017 at 2:44 am (Edit) Renovations are stressful for anyone – living with dementia or not. I’m wondering what the purpose of this reno is…? Not that it seems … Continue reading
I felt tired and completely overwhelmed by our situation yesterday. Throughout the day I struggled to cope with my environment. Maureen’s presentation fluctuated at such a rate that at one stage I doubted who I was and where I lived. … Continue reading