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Dementia: Coming Home

  It is now a week since Maureen’s discharge from the Konar Suite.  She is beginning to settle down to being back home after three weeks in an Acute Mental Health Unit.  Just as her Consultant stressed her presentation is subject … Continue reading

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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: Kindness and Compassion

Today’s teaching from Dekyong is very appropriate: When I called in to see Maureen yesterday morning she was fast asleep in bed. She looked so peaceful that I saw no point in waking her. A member of staff suggested that I … Continue reading

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Dementia: Konar – It’s A Kind Of Magic!

When I arrived to visit Maureen yesterday morning a member of staff said you should see your ‘Polynesian Princess today’.  When I saw her looking stunning and happily singing along to the background music I realised I had been on … Continue reading

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Dementia: Have NAViGO Lost The Plot?

Some might fear that staff from NAViGO have lost the plot: tonight they are holding a Bonfire Party for patients on the Konar Suite – an Acute Mental Health Unit.  Little wonder they continue to win national acclaim for their radical approach … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Day Of Pleasant Surprises

Yesterday was a good day full of really pleasant surprises.  During my early morning swim, I resumed chatting to a woman I had spoken to the previous week.  From my routine in the water, she had gathered that I  was addressing the … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Person – Centred Partnership

After discussions with staff on the Konar Suite yesterday I’m feeling a lot happier. It seems likely that Maureen will lack capacity about her health and welfare needs. Best Interest decisions may well feature in Maureen’s Treatment Plan. There will … Continue reading

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Dementia: Battling Giants

I got a distinct feeling that I was ‘Battling Giants’ yesterday – a position that Gladwell explores in his book ‘David & Goliath -Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants’.   In my early dealings with staff at the Konar … Continue reading

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Dementia: I Did It Roy!

In his Newsletter yesterday Roy Lilley encouraged us all to say thank you to nurses. There are four nurses who I have already thanked for their support in the last 24 hours: Firstly, a Practice Nurse at Clee Medical Centre … Continue reading

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Dementia: Good News Week

Two really good things happened last week.  Firstly, our longest serving carer had a little girl: we understand mother and child are well.  Secondly, her replacement managed to wash Maureen’s hair and give her a full body wash.  It looks … Continue reading

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