Tag Archives: Grief

Dementia: ‘Handle With Care’

This has to be the song of the week: There are some lovely shots of Tom Petty who died this week. My late wife would have been 71 yesterday and she loved Roy Orbison. Rob my brother in law ‘has … Continue reading

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Dementia: New Land Ahead!

After a long three-month journey, there is new land ahead: I had a positive meeting with our Key Worker yesterday morning. My Admiral Nurse will visit us tomorrow. I have a seven-hour break on Thursday. There will be regular seven-hour breaks … 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: Just When I Needed You Most

I did my very best to give Maureen a lovely birthday.  Things went well until late evening when we walked along the Prom and Maureen she told me that she felt so alone living in a strange place.  This feeling … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Peach’ Is No Distraction

I decided to remind Maureen today was her Granddaughter’s 18th birthday.  Conversations earlier in the week had resulted in ‘she doesn’t send me a birthday card, why should I send her one’.  However, as her mother died and we undertook … Continue reading

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Dementia: All The Way

Maureen’s self-image was under further attack yesterday when we visited a relative who has her own troubles at the moment.  Unfortunately, her aunt added further fuel to the fire by failing to pay much attention to how Maureen was feeling.  As … Continue reading

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Dementia: One Hour To Go

Our chauffeur will be here in an hour but I’m not sure we will make it to see my mum on her 96th birthday. Maureen is very upset and keeps asking me why her family never come to see her?  She has … Continue reading

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Dementia: In Whose Best Interest?

 The Night Rovers came promptly this morning; arriving within minutes of my telephone request for help.  They chatted to Maureen for a while and eventually decided she was blocking meaningful conversation.  In fact, she was at her belligerent best, challenging … Continue reading

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Dementia: Maureen Has Passed Her Physical!

The lab report on Maureen’s urine sample has shown that she does not have a UTI.  Her blood tests are all within normal limits and the swab on her mouth has shown no sign of fungal infection.  Her blood pressure, … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘I Want My Life Back’

There appears to be a consensus on the need to cut us some slack and allow us to catch up with loved one’s next week.  I may be wrong and ‘Ginger’, as Maureen calls our Key Worker. will soon tell me … Continue reading

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