Hello I’m Paul welcome to my blog.
This is the story of our journey: an honest account of our lives after Maureen's diagnosis of dementia following stroke in February 2014.
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With so much going on in the last few days I have almost forgotten my day in Coventry last Saturday. As I was shopping in the Foleshill area I bumped into a ‘young man’ (now 57) who used to attend a Youth … Continue reading
Truce broke out in the ongoing hostilities here yesterday as Maureen and I spent a peaceful day together. The day got off to a good start as for once we woke up together in the same bed. This meant early morning tea … Continue reading
It’s been another early start this morning. Maureen awoke around 2.30 am, having gone to bed at 7.30 pm. I followed her shortly afterward and had a reasonable sleep apart from having to rescue her when she was wandering around the … Continue reading
I was taken by surprise at 5.30 am when the tornado struck with Mrs Dementia blazing with all barrels. My instructions were quite clear: ‘to get my things out of her room’. Along with her husband, she had paid for the front … Continue reading
Maureen has just treated me to five hours of fascination. She woke shortly after midnight after dozing from early evening. At first, she was rather hostile towards me until she warmed and shared her thoughts on how she sees things. … Continue reading
Girl every other Saturday is here again for her second visit. She is another excellent addition to our team of carers. I was so pleased when she knocked at the door as I am in considerable pain today in my … Continue reading
I have made some significant changes in my approach to being Maureen’s Care Partner: I’m no longer going to make my escape as soon as carers arrive on our doorstep. Our ‘Girls’ as Maureen calls them need to be seen as … Continue reading
We had a stroke of luck on Friday morning when there was no room at the Inn. A nearby Care Home determined that they would be unable to take Maureen for Day Care or Respite as they felt they were … Continue reading
Maureen’s first meeting with her Care Coordinator on Monday went well. Our visitor played it carefully in the opening exchanges when she informed Maureen that ‘there was no tablet that could solve her memory problems’. This was music to Maureen’s ears … Continue reading