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Dementia: A Day Of Pleasant Surprises

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

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Dementia: Wonder Woman Is Back!

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

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Dementia: Good News Week

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

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Dementia: CHC Is The Answer!

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

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Dementia: New Land Ahead!

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

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Dementia: Choosing Your Guru

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

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Dementia: The PC Protocol

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

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Dementia: Dealing With The Care Crisis

  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

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Dementia: Facing Reality

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

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Dementia: Compassionate Carers

I am frequently overwhelmed by the dedication and compassion of Maureen’s carers. When I called into Alderlea Care Home yesterday several members of staff asked me how she was doing.  People I had never met before were genuinely interested in … Continue reading

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