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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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Dementia: Fear, Hallucinations, and Recriminations

The last 12 hours have been the most challenging I have experienced since Maureen’s diagnosis of dementia.  I have tried everything I know and in the end, I have left her to rant.  This morning after a couple of hours sleep I … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘I’m Not Lost!’

Maureen has thrown down the gauntlet about being allowed to be out on her own.  She was reluctant to accompany me to the corner shop yesterday afternoon and when I returned she had gone out.  When I went to find … Continue reading

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Dementia: It’s Good News Week

Maureen will be overjoyed this morning with good news from Girl Monday. The Best Interest Meeting is now only days away. Spring is here and Maureen wants to be out in the fresh air. Maureen went for a walk on … Continue reading

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Dementia: From The Inside

My Support Worker from the Grimsby Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society sent me this video a few days ago: As I return to posting on this Blog following my self-imposed Gardening Leave the video reminds me that dementia is frequently giving … Continue reading

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Dementia: My Two Top Women

I know I’m a little late for International Women’s Day but that is deliberate because tomorrow is my mum’s 96th birthday.  This is my musical message to my mum: Maureen will be accompanying me tomorrow on a trip of over … Continue reading

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Dementia: Please Cut Us Some Slack!

Today marks the third anniversary of Maureen’s stroke: the culmination of a catalogue of errors.  It was three days after presenting at Accident and Emergency at Grimsby Hospital before she was sent to the Stroke Unit at Scunthorpe. On arrival, we … Continue reading

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Dementia: Action Man Returns

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

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