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Demenia: ‘Coming In From The Cold’

Reggae has always had great resonance for us.  The words of the above number have great significance in our household this morning: Maureen’s cold broke yesterday.  I have never been so pleased in my life to see a loved on … Continue reading

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Dementia: 11 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

A helpful creed to live by from the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Centre: I’m am breathing properly, softly and deeply as I try to figure out where the hosepipe issue has come from.  For the second morning running, Maureen has been scared … Continue reading

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Dementia: Positive Risk Taking

After a great deal of thought, and frequently changing my mind, I have decided to go for it this morning:  When I first heard that two family members and their four children wanted to visit today I was aghast.  My … Continue reading

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Dementia: Immortality

Last week Maureen brought me the Order of Service for the funeral of her daughter who died 5 years ago today at the age of 54.  I’m not sure she knew what it was she just gave it to me saying … Continue reading

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Dementia: Lucky Breaks or Excellent Choices?

Good fortune was a feature of Monday – even the weather played its part to give us a  helping hand on our journey: On Sunday Maureen accidentally damaged a flat screen television that we use as an amplifier for our … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Two Things We Need To Do’

In the second of my weekly Buddhist teachings I offer a simple message  from Dekyong:   Update: Maureen ‘brought the house down’ yesterday singing along to the Sound of Music.  Our builder even switched off Radio One and stopped plastering … Continue reading

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Dementia: Remember Me

This is our song of the week: In the week that I have mentioned the work of Dr. Dan Nightingale, this song gives me room for optimism.  Maureen had never heard of Christie Hennessy until some time after her diagnosis … Continue reading

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Dementia: Using Difficult Conditions As Spiritual Lessons

I find this teaching particularly helpful as Maureen and I travel on this journey together. I couldn’t think of a better place to start my new approach to posting on Sunday’s.

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Dementia: ‘We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’

Posted at 2.45 am   It’s going to be very noisy here this morning as the windows and doors are going into our Sun Room today.  We need to be ‘outta’ here by 8 am when 4 workmen will begin … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Happy Talk’

Throughout my contact with members of Our Support Teams yesterday there were three common themes in our exchanges: For Maureen to remain in her own home. To focus on the least restrictive option. That I know my wife best. When … Continue reading

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