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Dementia: The Second Great Escape

Yesterday the weather prevented me from responding to my mum’s inevitable plea:  ‘have you come to take me out?’  As plans for the ‘Great Escape’ were being formulated the heavens opened and the rain stopped play.  When I returned in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Dementia: Early Diagnosis

Excellent news from: ‘Dementia diagnosis in Cumbria now four times faster thanks to ‘virtual clinics’ ‘New virtual clinics in the Memory Matters team at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust means patients suspected of having dementia are able to be diagnosed … Continue reading

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Dementia: Combination Therapy

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

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Dementia: ‘Feelings Matter Most’ (Sheard)

Our Key Worker was with us for about an hour yesterday as part of his assessment of Maureen following the Best Interest Meeting.  As always she was pleased to see him and after he had gone she said; ‘I think … Continue reading

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Dementia: Happy May Day

I looked at the calendar a short while ago and realised it was May Day.  There is only one song that I always play when the going gets tough here and it could not be more appropriate today: There are … 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 Timely Reminder

Ode To A Care Giver From Wellspring Village Residents at Brightview Concord River Always be patient for those in need You must be a good listener, a good listener indeed. Always be willing to lend a hand And empathize so … Continue reading

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Dementia: Compassionate Company

Although yesterday was a little disappointing we both had the pleasure of enjoying some compassionate company.   Wayne our chauffeur, like all of the staff of Airport Travel, treated Maureen with dignity and respect.   From the time of our arrival … Continue reading

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Dementia: From The Inside

My Support Worker from the Grimsby Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society sent me this video a few days ago: As I return to posting on this Blog following my self-imposed Gardening Leave the video reminds me that dementia is frequently giving … Continue reading

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Dementia: RIP Chuck Berry

This is a postcard from my spell on Gardening Leave – a tribute to a great musician: Update: After checking this out with someone who knows I have just added a further song from Chuck.   We believe this was recorded … Continue reading

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