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Dementia: Together Again

This is one of our favourites from Emmylou: We had a lovely day yesterday.  Maureen was so pleased to see her GP after three weeks with ‘Witch Doctors and magic spells’ on the Konar Suite. She amazed me in the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Home At Last

Maureen came home from the Konar Suite yesterday afternoon. I intend to spend a minimal amount of time on social media over the next few days. My priority is to help Maureen settle to being back home after being in an … Continue reading

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Dementia: Reality Check

On Saturday morning I received a copy of the assessments that had taken place to determine Maureen’s mental capacity.  These documents make sobering reading.   They are a stark reminder that Maureen no longer has any concept of person, place or time.  … Continue reading

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Dementia: Picking Your Battles

I have been waging a battle all week to get Maureen out of the Konar Suite ASAP.  It has disappointed me that she remains in an Acute Mental Health Unit a week after her assessment has been completed.  Patience does … Continue reading

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Dementia: I Need ‘A Fiver Deal’

When I was Supply Teaching in this area I heard from secondary school pupils how easy it was to get ‘a fiver deal’.  I got to know the names of local drug dealers and their patches. I know where to get … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Flaming Success

As you will see the Bonfire Party on the Konar Suite was a flaming success.  The food was exceptional: a real credit to the catering staff. My reservations about Maureen being assessed on the Konar Suite were ill-conceived.  They do … Continue reading

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Dementia: We Have It All

Maureen’s reality was palpable yesterday.  Even one of my One Pot Specials made little impact on being surrounded by Chinese people who have taken over her life.  She can’t understand most of them; as they shout out their instructions to her.  None … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Rapid Response

I became very concerned when I visited Maureen yesterday morning.  It didn’t worry when she told me she was waiting to tell her Aunty that she had dropped her son at school.   She was clearly delighted that she had solved the … Continue reading

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Dementia: One Day At A Time

The following song is my approach to Maureen being on the Konar Suite: My Blog yesterday was full of good news as my day had been full of pleasant surprises.  Today is a slightly a slightly different story but far from … Continue reading

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Dementia: Imagine

Imagine: On Wednesday your Key Worker takes you out for coffee and cake. He leaves you to a strange place where there are lots of other people. At night you sleep on a couch in a large room. In the … Continue reading

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