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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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Dementia: ‘Listen To Carers’

As Carers Week draws to a close Beth Britton makes a salutary point: ‘Listen To Carers’. This extract from her blog, D4Dementia, is reproduced with her kind permission: ‘My interview with Havas Lynx where I talk about the wealth of knowledge and … Continue reading

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Dementia: Fabulous Friday

Lots of good things happened yesterday hence Fabulous Friday: Girl Friday put in another sterling performance engaging Maureen throughout her visit.  We will miss her when she goes on Maternity Leave. Maureen’s Occupational Therapist called to offer support on cognitive … Continue reading

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Dementia: Please Cut Us Some Slack On DoLS

It was clearly not in Maureen’s Best Interests to let her walk by herself yesterday because the pavement was littered with preparation for the ‘Bin Men’s’ arrival this morning  So last night I stayed by her side during Circuit Training and commented … Continue reading

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Vascular Dementia: ‘You Think You’ve Got It Then It Changes’

As I drove Maureen around last night attempting to deal with her Sundowning I saw a second possible enemy: the full moon.  It then struck me that I was probably dealing with double trouble. Music had created a very positive atmosphere … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Headless Chicken?

I had a stark reminder early this morning that I’m trying to do too much.  Last night I was so exhausted that I went to bed at half-past eight and left Maureen to her own devices. Five hours or so later … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Break In Hostilities

Truce broke out in the ongoing hostilities here yesterday as Maureen and I spent a peaceful day together. The day got off to a good start as for once we woke up together in the same bed. This meant early morning tea … Continue reading

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