Tag Archives: Tiredness

Dementia: ‘Just Go For It!’

Girl Tuesday afternoon, now also Our Night Sitter (ONS) arrived last night on schedule at 10 pm for the beginning of her shift.  Maureen was asleep on the couch when she arrived so I let her in and hot-footed it upstairs to … Continue reading

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Dementia: Special Measures

  On Thursday things went from bad to worse as the day progressed:  Girl Thursday advised me it was her last shift as she needed to change her working hours. The Alzheimer’s Society told me that I would no longer … Continue reading

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Dementia: SOS

I sent up the distress flares by contacting Single Point of Access at 5.30 this morning with a request for a return phone call from Focus Adult Social Care.  A challenging evening led to a dreadful night with little sleep.  The … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Bless Her’

I would gamble that if I mentioned Maureen’s behaviour this morning the locals would say ‘bless her’.  However, being woken just after midnight is not something I’m exceptionally pleased about along with being told  I’m a ‘nasty, horrible man’.  My sleepy … Continue reading

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Dementia: Post Respite Syndrome

I beginning to wonder if  ‘Post Respite Syndrome’ is inevitable as things never seem to go well after Maureen has been in a Care Home.  In fact, little has gone in our favour since she has been back home.  It … Continue reading

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Dementia: Facing The Music

The ‘Little Girl’ as Maureen calls her came to my rescue yesterday evening.  As soon as I called her up on YouTube Maureen’s presentation changed: I was rather shocked by what I saw when I called to pick Maureen up from … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Shape Of Things To Come?

  I’m drafting this post at 11 ‘o’ clock at night hoping that Maureen will fall asleep while she is downstairs by herself.  It is pretty wild outside so it is not a good time to wander the streets with her … Continue reading

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