Tag Archives: Dementia and Risk

Dementia: ‘I’m Not Lost!’

Maureen has thrown down the gauntlet about being allowed to be out on her own.  She was reluctant to accompany me to the corner shop yesterday afternoon and when I returned she had gone out.  When I went to find … Continue reading

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Dementia: Walking In The Sunshine

Maureen excelled in the beautiful sunshine that we both enjoyed here in Cleethorpes yesterday afternoon.  I could hardly hold back the tears as I saw my lovely wife walking and talking in the streets of Humberston. She was a little … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Lucky Break

Whatever the reasons for the mix up over carers for today it now has to be seen as a lucky break.  With Maureen’s current presentation my suggested arrangements would have put her at risk.  Leaving her to cope alone for three … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘It’s A Frame Up’

I am really looking forward to Saturday when I will see mum again after such a long time of not being able to get to Coventry.  I just wonder why it is so simple for me to have an away … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Rude Awakening

It’s 5 am in the morning and I have been awake for an hour.  The events of the last hour have set my mind racing, and sleep is impossible.  Perhaps this ‘rude awkening’ was meant to be: it has clarified … Continue reading

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Dementia: Maureen Is Missing

Yesterday evening it happened once again; I turned my back for a few minutes and Maureen went missing.  I had spoken to her few minutes or so before, as I took a call from one of my daughters on my … Continue reading

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Dementia: Two Important Ladies

Today is our 17th Wedding Anniversary – an important event in itself.  We don’t normally do anything exceptional to celebrate, so we will probably have a quiet night in.  As the ‘in house chef’ it is my responsibility to create dishes … Continue reading

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Dementia: Clear and Present Danger

Some additional measures are now needed to keep Maureen safe. In the last two days I have managed to track her down on walkabout being shepherded back home by two kindly folk.  On Tuesday she was walking arm in arm with … Continue reading

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Dementia: Case Conference Needed

The need for more ‘hands on deck’ here grows on a daily basis.  This isn’t just a tired Care Partner speaking: anyone who is in regular contact with Maureen sees how much her presentation is changing.  Chloe, our regular carer, … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Slowly Slowly Catchee Monkey?’

Maureen has always advocated: the above phrase and it is somewhat at odds with my approach to life.  Whilst she might urge a cautious approach to things I am inclined to ‘let them have it with both barrels’.  At the … Continue reading

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