Hello I’m Paul welcome to my blog.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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