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Dementia: Hot Weather and Hallucinations

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

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Dementia: A Stupid Mistake

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

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Dementia: Fond Memories

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

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Dementia: The Second Great Escape

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

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Dementia: Facilitating The Great Escape

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

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Dementia: With A Little Help From Our Friends

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

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Dementia: A Rude Awakening

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

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Dementia: Time For Some Self-care

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

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Dementia: Mental Exhaustion

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

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Dementia: Opportunity Knocks Today

Our Key Worker is due at two this afternoon to begin the process of reviewing our Support Package.  He is the only professional that Maureen remembers although she has recently reverted to calling him ‘Mr. Fish’ after months of referring … Continue reading

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