Tag Archives: Better Practise

Dementia: Give Us Just A Little More Time

  I have been pressing for a review of Maureen presentation.  This has resulted in the suggestions that a Best Interest Meeting is the way forward.  I’m not sure that a BIM is needed after how she presented yesterday: She chatted … Continue reading

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Dementia: Adventure Time

We had a great day yesterday when Maureen was amazing. She is game for an adventure this morning so we are off on one. On some days you just have to go for it! More details later……

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Dementia : A Nightingale Sang

Maureen loves Nat King Cole and would sing the above number word perfect. How wonderful if another Nightingale: Dr Dan gives us both something to sing about:

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Dementia: Keeping The Pressure On

It took three heating engineers to replace worn out radiators yesterday.  Maureen must have realised there was no gain without pain and ended up serenading them with Happy Talk as they worked around her in the lounge.  This was a very … 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: The Drugs Don’t Work

There is no treatment for  Maureen’s condition – vascular dementia.  The medication that she has been prescribed for the last three years has been aimed at preventing a further stroke: lisinopril to control her blood pressure and rivaroxaban to thin … Continue reading

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Dementia: Only Three Hours To Go

It’s reassuring to know that Girl Tuesday will be here at 10 am.  She is a very experienced carer and has been working with Maureen for over three years. I trust her judgement implicitly.  She is the expert on how best … 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: A Change Of Tack

I got it completely wrong this morning with my 2 ‘o’clock greeting to Maureen as I heard her make her way upstairs.  She didn’t respond at all well to my Charlie Drake impression of: ‘hello my darling’.  It soon became clear … Continue reading

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Dementia: Saved By Sheard

David Sheard has prevented me from making a real bloomer on Friday with my planned Pilgrimage To Paddington.  His assertion that feelings matter most has caused me to change my plans in a positive direction. I shudder to think how … Continue reading

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