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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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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
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
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
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
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
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