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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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