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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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Dementia: A Timely Reminder

Ode To A Care Giver From Wellspring Village Residents at Brightview Concord River Always be patient for those in need You must be a good listener, a good listener indeed. Always be willing to lend a hand And empathize so … Continue reading

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Dementia: Reclaiming Our Lives

Hey Kate Swaffer, my cyber friend, we still feel young so I hope you don’t mind me using the cover of one of your publications to introduce this post: It was good to have a long chat with our Key Worker … Continue reading

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Dementia: Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway?

As ‘Girl Monday’ was off sick yesterday I tried something a little different. We needed some basics so Maureen came with me to Aldi where she seemed ill at ease, despite almost skipping around on our last visit.  When we … Continue reading

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Dementia: No Room At The Inn

We had a stroke of luck on Friday morning when there was no room at the Inn.  A nearby Care Home determined that they would be unable to take Maureen for Day Care or Respite as they felt they were … Continue reading

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Dementia: Protecting Our Best Interest

Our phone line was hot yesterday and there was heavy traffic elsewhere.  On occasions, I resorted to a combative style that is a default from years of trade union and political activity.  Sometimes I think pressure and conflict bring out … Continue reading

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Dementia: Preventing Carer Burnout

I’m back home after a very refreshing break at Madyhamaka Meditation Centre in Pocklington.  Being out of the firing line of dementia has given me an opportunity to recharge my batteries and think about how to avoid Carer Burnout.  Good … Continue reading

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