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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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Reggae has always had great resonance for us. The words of the above number have great significance in our household this morning: Maureen’s cold broke yesterday. I have never been so pleased in my life to see a loved on … Continue reading
A helpful creed to live by from the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Centre: I’m am breathing properly, softly and deeply as I try to figure out where the hosepipe issue has come from. For the second morning running, Maureen has been scared … Continue reading
I often adopt a Citizen Khan approach to our life: frequently telling Maureen ‘they all know us’. Once again the locals came to my rescue yesterday afternoon when Maureen gave me the slip. It was another one of those farcical events … Continue reading
The other day a relative asked me for some advice the on how to provide support that would be helpful to Maureen during his visits – so I pointed him in the direction of Teepa Snow: I have had to follow … 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
I have decided not to tempt fate by calling yesterday ‘Wonderful Wednesday’ because as soon I sat on the physio’s table at 8.30 am I knew that it was going to be a good day. In capable hands once again, … Continue reading
We would not be able to cope without the support of lots of people who live in our vicinity. I often adapt a Citizen Khan quote ‘they all know us’ to summarise our notoriety in our neighbourhood. What the … Continue reading
Our Key Worker was with us for about an hour yesterday as part of his assessment of Maureen following the Best Interest Meeting. As always she was pleased to see him and after he had gone she said; ‘I think … Continue reading
Yesterday turned into a marathon and it was almost 5 ‘o’ clock before we were able to hit the sack this morning. Following an evening telephone conversation with a G P, I decided to take Maureen to Grimsby Hospital. The … Continue reading