Tag Archives: Distress

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: 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: Don’t Grieve Conceive!

Posted at 2.00 am:   I have just phoned the Konar Suite to speak to a Nurse to check whether my support to Maureen has been appropriate.  She was in floods of tears a short while ago because ‘they had … 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: 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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Dementia: She’s Landed A Beauty!

Maureen landed a beauty last night and I expect to have a shiner this morning.  She thought I was trying to force her to sleep with me and lashed out with venom making contact with the area around my left … Continue reading

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Dementia: Trazodone – No Thanks!

    It would be tempting to start Maureen on Trazodone after the events in the early hours  This medication has been  prescribed by a Specialist Doctor who has assessed Maureen and knows what lies ahead: Maureen waking in the early hours … Continue reading

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