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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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Posted at 3.30 am Today’s music is particularly pertinent: Our house is now a complete mess: nothing like the order that Maureen has lived in all of her life. We emptied our dining room so the walls and ceiling could be … Continue reading
Posted at 2.00 am: I have just phoned the Konar Suite to speak to a Nurse to check whether my support to Maureen has been appropriate. She was in floods of tears a short while ago because ‘they had … Continue reading
During our adventure yesterday the Activities Organiser at my mum’s Care Home begged me to think of myself. I have known this woman for a long time as she was a mature student at a local Community College where I … Continue reading
Some of my cyber friends have pointed me in the direction of Dr Dan Nightingale. From my limited understanding of his work, it appears there may be an alternative to Trazodone: the medical solution to Maureen’s presentation. Maureen’s behaviour became extremely … Continue reading
Things flared up again yesterday for the second Sunday in succession. The early part of the day had passed without incident, apart from Maureen having no idea who Girl Sunday was. On Saturday she had asked the same carer if she was … Continue reading
Maureen landed a beauty last night and I expect to have a shiner this morning. She thought I was trying to force her to sleep with me and lashed out with venom making contact with the area around my left … Continue reading
It would be tempting to start Maureen on Trazodone after the events in the early hours This medication has been prescribed by a Specialist Doctor who has assessed Maureen and knows what lies ahead: Maureen waking in the early hours … Continue reading
My legs felt like jelly this morning and I was rather concerned. At 7 am the Nurse at SPA was able to confirm that the blood tests undertaken on Friday were satisfactory. She also mentioned that it would take a … Continue reading
Posted at 6.45 am When I spoke to him earlier this morning, my friend* from the Konar Suite suggested I needed a Plan B when I am struggling to contain Maureen in the middle of the night. My ‘Working Position’ … Continue reading