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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: Memories Of The White House

It was warm enough in Cleethorpes yesterday to remind us of the beautiful holidays we spent in Corfu.  The memories of those hot days scrambling over the rocks from Kalami to Agni Bay taking in the White House, pictured above, came … 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: 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: A Headless Chicken?

I had a stark reminder early this morning that I’m trying to do too much.  Last night I was so exhausted that I went to bed at half-past eight and left Maureen to her own devices. Five hours or so later … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Break In Hostilities

Truce broke out in the ongoing hostilities here yesterday as Maureen and I spent a peaceful day together. The day got off to a good start as for once we woke up together in the same bed. This meant early morning tea … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘You Are No Spring Chicken’

I need to sort myself out and get back into a sensible routine following Maureen’s stay in Respite Care.  Firstly, I need to resume blogging on a daily basis as it is an important therapy and a means of keeping on … 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: The Return Of Sleeping Beauty

Maureen has been sleeping for the last hour something that had proved difficult during her five nights in Homefield House.  I was informed this morning that she had not been to bed for the last 48 hours after turning in … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Are You Going To Take Me Out?’

I decided to head South rather than North yesterday. This meant forgoing the tranquility of the Buddhist Centre in Pocklington for an opportunity to catch up with family in Coventry. As soon as I set foot in ‘The Sanctuary’ I … Continue reading

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