Tag Archives: Confusion

Dementia: Time For Change

George Rook made a good point in his <BLOG> yesterday:  there need to be some radical changes in how we approach dementia in this country.  There is only one thing I would add to George’s excellent post: DEMENTIA IS NOT A … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘They All Know Us’

I often adopt a Citizen Khan approach to our life: frequently telling Maureen ‘they all know us’.  Once again the locals came to my rescue yesterday afternoon when Maureen gave me the slip.  It was another one of those farcical events … Continue reading

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Dementia: Too Much Pressure

Posted at 3.30 am Today’s music is particularly pertinent: Our house is now a complete mess: nothing like the order that Maureen has lived in all of her life.  We emptied our dining room so the walls and ceiling could be … Continue reading

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Dementia: Take A Breath With Teepa

The other day a relative asked me for some advice the on how to provide support that would be helpful to Maureen during his visits – so I pointed him in the direction of Teepa Snow: I have had to follow … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Think Of Yourself’

During our adventure yesterday the Activities Organiser at my mum’s Care Home begged me to think of myself.   I have known this woman for a long time as she was a mature student at a local Community College where I … Continue reading

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Dementia: Is Dr Dan The Man?

Some of my cyber friends have pointed me in the direction of Dr Dan Nightingale.   From my limited understanding of his work, it appears there may be an alternative to Trazodone: the medical solution to Maureen’s presentation. Maureen’s behaviour became extremely … Continue reading

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Dementia: Working Overtime

Our builders informed me yesterday evening that they are going to work the next two weekends to finish Val’s Room ahead of schedule.  Their support to us during the nine weeks they have been on site has been exceptional and … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Having A Nice Day’

Things flared up again yesterday for the second Sunday in succession.  The early part of the day had passed without incident, apart from Maureen having no idea who Girl Sunday was.  On Saturday she had asked the same carer if she was … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Feelings Matter Most’

  When Maureen told me she was constipated yesterday she said ‘the Lady at the chemist will know what to do’.  Such responses from my dear wife confirm that she can still remember some things.  What she will never forget is … Continue reading

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Dementia: Farewell Girl Friday

Today is the last working day of Girl Friday* before she goes on Maternity Leave. Without Girl Friday I doubt Maureen would still be here. She would have gone into a Care home a long while.   I hope we … Continue reading

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