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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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