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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Temperatures were soaring here again yesterday. We got off to an early start at a local Car Boot Sale where I bought some additional plants for my vegetable plot. It was so hot by the time we returned home that … Continue reading
When I finally decided to get up this morning, very tired after a difficult night, I thought I had made a stupid mistake during yesterday’s meeting with our Key Worker. On reflection, I had spent too much time chatting about … Continue reading
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
Yesterday the weather prevented me from responding to my mum’s inevitable plea: ‘have you come to take me out?’ As plans for the ‘Great Escape’ were being formulated the heavens opened and the rain stopped play. When I returned in the afternoon … Continue reading
Dawn is breaking and I have decided I’m going to take my mum out today and will be on the A46 very soon. The ‘Great Escape’ will be a short trip into the country along with the usual fix of … Continue reading
It was mid afternoon before we got Maureen into Ashgrove yesterday, Lots of people helped along the way and her reception at the Care Home was excellent. Once again her Key Worker played a blinder by easing her into his … Continue reading
I had a rude awakening from yesterday afternoon’s siesta. I rushed downstairs to find a neighbour at the door, with Maureen standing in her drive looking rather forlorn. As we tried to entice Maureen back home she stormed off saying … Continue reading
Maureen will be going into Ashgrove Care Home on Monday morning, provisionally for a week. I met with the new manager of Ashgrove yesterday, along with Maureen’s Key Worker, and I’m confident that Maureen will be in safe hands and … Continue reading
After a much better night, I realise how mental exhaustion has sapped my ability to think clearly. Yesterday our Key Worker came to our rescue with a Night Sitter who has been a breath of fresh air for both of us. … Continue reading