Tag Archives: Packing to Go Home

Dementia: ‘God Is Watching Us’

It’s fortunate that family will be arriving shortly as I could do with a helping hand or two.  I’m being outrun this morning with Maureen being as confused as I have ever seen her.  She woke at 2.30 singing ‘God … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘It Is Worth It!’

Maureen was complaining this morning that ‘leaded windows make this place seem like a prison’.  When I suggested that we could change them she said ‘it was not worth it’.  Her comment led me to think what is worth trying … Continue reading

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Dementia: Y S Phone Home!

As I I hadn’t E T at my disposal I rang  Maureen’s Youngest Son at 10 ‘o’ clock last night and it did the trick.  He phoned back and his mum gradually reduced her pleas to be taken home so she … Continue reading

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Dementia: Forgotten How To Fill Time

We had a relatively peaceful day yesterday.  I pottered in the garden for most of the day, while Maureen busied herself in the house.  Our afternoon siesta went well with us both having some shut eye.  As we began to … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Thank You Good Samaritans’

I am really grateful to several good Samaritans who came to my aid yesterday, in my hour of need.  As I made my way back to my car inGrimsby I began to feel as and stood restingat the side of the road. … Continue reading

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Dementia: Anosognosia and hiraeth

Anosognia and hiraeth  two extremely important words in any attempt to understand Maureen’s presentation.  They are recent acqusitions to my vocabulary, and would certainly warrant a challenge in any game of scrabble. Anosognosia defines a reluctance to accept a medical diagnosis. Hiraeth  explains ‘wanting to go … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘The Best Laid Plans’

It had to abandon all my good intentions about how to spend the todayday: Action Man frustrated once again.  Maureen was quite adamant how she wanted to spend the day: packing to go home.  During the morning she emptied wardrobes, and … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘The New Reality’

I have mentioned before the words of a Consultant at the Memory Clinic following Maureen’s diagnosis: ‘You will have to get used to the new reality.’  At the time I hadn’t got a clue what he was talking about.  Eighteen … Continue reading

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Dementia: Time To Call A Halt To This Madness

There had to be some changes in the initial plans for D Day following the arrival of a new kid on the block.  When our carer arrived for the morning sit I realised we had never met her before so I … Continue reading

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Dementia: Hoping Sleep Therapy Helps

I am hoping that Maureen’s afternoon siesta will help to get things back on an even keel here.  Things went well early on this morning, then the slide began.  My complacency has not helped.  As soon as my back was … Continue reading

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