Tag Archives: Tiredness

Dementia: A Beauty From Iceland

When I was looking for some new clothes for Maureen last week I stumbled on this little beauty in Iceland -The Food Warehouse.  It is amazing value for £29.99 and an excellent reminder of the good old days. I used it … Continue reading

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Dementia: No Medication Needed

Maureen’s period of assessment has now been completed.  Her Consultant has concluded that no medication is needed at the moment and her fluctuating presentation is to be expected.  The Best Interest meeting that is scheduled for next Friday will determine … Continue reading

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Dementia: Taking A Break

When you  are exhausted and your wife says to you: ‘I don’t know who I am. I don’t know where I am and I don’t know what is going on.’ It’s time to take a break to give yourself time … Continue reading

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Dementia: Our Pocket Rocket

She won’t be with us today our Pocket Rocket.  I was tempted to call her Little Miss Dynamite until  I heard what a Senior from her Care Agency called her.  She will be back tomorrow and Friday so she will … Continue reading

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Dementia: Positive News

Some positive news from last week: My reviewer tells me that Dale’s book: ‘The End of Alzheimer’s’ is worth reading. I am allowed to swim breaststroke. Riding my bike is good for my legs. We have taken several siestas and slept … Continue reading

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Dementia: Meditation And Mindfulness

Today’s lesson from Kelsang Dekyong: We didn’t make it for a swim yesterday as Maureen rested for large parts of the day.  She seems exhausted at the moment and has slept well through the night.  If this warm spell continues … Continue reading

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Dementia: Reviewing The Situation

Maureen is very shaky this morning.  She is more confused than ever and unsteady on her feet.  A small amount of lorazepam has given her much needed rest and some respite from her delusions. I’m currently reviewing our situation.

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Dementia: It’s All Been Worth It

The struggles of the last few months all seemed worthwhile yesterday when our visitors from Occupational Therapy made it clear that they supported our approach to ‘seeking the good life’.  They were impressed with our extension and how we have … Continue reading

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Dementia: Coaching Needed!

  A frequent lack of cognition, paranoia, hallucinations, and anger are now constant features of Maureen’s presentation.  Last night was a belter.  The old chestnut of finding the toilet and how to use it reappeared.  This was followed by a … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Handle With Care’

This has to be the song of the week: There are some lovely shots of Tom Petty who died this week. My late wife would have been 71 yesterday and she loved Roy Orbison. Rob my brother in law ‘has … Continue reading

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