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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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Tag Archives: Respite
Posted at 5.30 am – a further post is likely later. There is little doubt that living on a Building Site is continuing to distress Maureen. She made that clear when I eventually got her home yesterday by asking me ‘when … Continue reading
I felt tired and completely overwhelmed by our situation yesterday. Throughout the day I struggled to cope with my environment. Maureen’s presentation fluctuated at such a rate that at one stage I doubted who I was and where I lived. … Continue reading
After a very disturbed night, at silly ‘o’clock, I have decided to have a day off. Girl Sunday will cook today’s lunch and it’s ready made pizza for tea. All social media is being switched off for the next 24 hours. I’m … Continue reading
It has taken our builders a couple of weeks to prepare the ground for our Day Room. The footings have now been dug, the concrete poured, and bricklaying will begin in earnest today. As I have watched their painstaking work I … Continue reading
On Thursday things went from bad to worse as the day progressed: Girl Thursday advised me it was her last shift as she needed to change her working hours. The Alzheimer’s Society told me that I would no longer … Continue reading
I beginning to wonder if ‘Post Respite Syndrome’ is inevitable as things never seem to go well after Maureen has been in a Care Home. In fact, little has gone in our favour since she has been back home. It … Continue reading
The following article is reprinted with the kind permission of Roy Lilley: ‘Once again the utter pointlessness of the CQC is exposed. Once again the futility of inspectionproved right. Once again Andrea Sutcliffe, the care-home inspector, is doing the rounds of the … Continue reading
Maureen spent most of yesterday on the attack, today she is full of gratitude. My status yesterday was Zeo today it’s Hero. Thankfully, I knew that constipation was the real villain: creating dramatic changes in Maureen’s presentation. Unfortunately, we are … Continue reading
Early this morning I have relied heavily on the advice of our local Pharmacist. She told me shortly after Maureen’s diagnosis of dementia: Do Not Absorb any insults when she is in a combative mode. She certainly ‘had one on her’ at 1.30 … Continue reading