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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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Maureen was in great form yesterday from the moment we ventured downstairs. Our early morning bird spotting went well as we sat in the dining room watching the comings and goings in our back garden. Then ‘my baby really come back’ … 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
Maureen’s Occupational Therapist phoned with some good news yesterday: Two weeks to go to until Easy2bathe is here. An additional stair rail will be fitted within a month: Then early this morning I got even better news: Maureen has a cold: I heard … Continue reading
We’re struggling this morning or as my dear old mum would say ‘we are in the wars’. Maureen is feeling dizzy and is very confused. She woke at 3 ‘o’ clock concerned that she was late for an appointment. Two hours … Continue reading
Early yesterday afternoon Maureen said: ‘you have locked me in again and I will hate you until the day I die’. This was not the first time that she has reacted strongly to finding the key turned in our front … Continue reading
One week has passed since the Best Interest Meeting that considered Maureen’s future care and accommodation. The decision for Maureen to stay at home was one that I welcomed and I doubt there was any dissension in the room. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
This week is an opportunity to move forward following Thursday’s Best Interest Meeting with three meetings already scheduled: Tuesday: Maureen’s Care Coordinator is here with an Occupational Therapist to give us advice on how to make our home a safer … Continue reading
I’m now sleeping upstairs at night following the removal of the single bed from our lounge. Maureen still plays Musical Beds generally spending some of her time in the marital bedroom after an earlier stint on the sofa. I initially take … Continue reading
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
I’m really struggling with my DNA this morning. Maureen has returned to her theme that she doesn’t need carers particularly those who are not of her generation. This is the same woman who told her Care Coordinator yesterday that everything was hunky … Continue reading