Tag Archives: Confusion

Dementia: Hot Weather and Hallucinations

Temperatures were soaring here again yesterday.  We got off to an early start at a local Car Boot Sale where I bought some additional plants for my vegetable plot.  It was so hot by the time we returned home that … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Stupid Mistake

When I finally decided to get up this morning, very tired after a difficult night, I thought I had made a stupid mistake during yesterday’s meeting with our Key Worker.  On reflection, I had spent too much time chatting about … Continue reading

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Dementia: Memories Of The White House

It was warm enough in Cleethorpes yesterday to remind us of the beautiful holidays we spent in Corfu.  The memories of those hot days scrambling over the rocks from Kalami to Agni Bay taking in the White House, pictured above, came … Continue reading

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Dementia: No Gain Without Pain!

The events of yesterday have left me wondering if I really had a Respite Break.  It was past midnight before we were able to get to bed after a horrendous day with Maureen in agony for much of the evening.  Rapid … Continue reading

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Dementia: Sundowning

I often struggle with Maureen’s presentation during the late evening.  One possible explanation for her behaviour is ‘Sundowning’ and Tracey Maxfield directed me to this article yesterday after an exchange on Linkedin:   This article is a publication of TogetherinThis.com … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Rude Awakening

I had a rude awakening from yesterday afternoon’s siesta.  I rushed downstairs to find a neighbour at the door, with Maureen standing in her drive looking rather forlorn.  As we tried to entice Maureen back home she stormed off saying … Continue reading

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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: Sneezing Leads To Optimism

Maureen woke up very confused this morning. As I lay beside her in bed I watched and listened as she tried to come to terms with her reality.  Her questions to me about ‘drawing a picture and have they told … 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: Opportunity Knocks Today

Our Key Worker is due at two this afternoon to begin the process of reviewing our Support Package.  He is the only professional that Maureen remembers although she has recently reverted to calling him ‘Mr. Fish’ after months of referring … Continue reading

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