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Demenia: ‘Coming In From The Cold’

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

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Dementia: 11 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

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

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Dementia: ‘They All Know Us’

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

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Dementia: Take A Breath With Teepa

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

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Dementia: Seeking Firmer Ground

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

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Dementia: Moving Ahead

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

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Dementia: ‘They All Know Us!’

  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

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Dementia: ‘Feelings Matter Most’ (Sheard)

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

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Dementia: A Marathon Of Compassion

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

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Dementia: It’s Good News Week

Maureen will be overjoyed this morning with good news from Girl Monday. The Best Interest Meeting is now only days away. Spring is here and Maureen wants to be out in the fresh air. Maureen went for a walk on … Continue reading

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