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This is the story of our journey: an honest account of our lives after Maureen's diagnosis of dementia following stroke in February 2014.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Maureen seems rather down at the moment which isn’t at all surprising when you consider what she has to contend with as dementia marches relentlessly on. Therefore, I have introduced some tried and tested natural remedies for improving memory, lifting mood … Continue reading
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
I do not know what I would do without our Single Point of Access ( tel:256256). This morning they have helped me once again. Shortly after 6 ‘o’clock, they have advised me that I can drop a sample off at G … Continue reading