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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Monthly Archives: August 2015
I didn’t realise at the time but once Maureen was diagnosed with dementia my status changed. I walked into the Memory Clinic as a husband: I walked out as a care partner. Perhaps that was one of the things the … Continue reading
I made a classic error last night and caused Maureen untold distress. The film ‘Side Effects’ was on the TV and I had missed it when it was on the cinema a couple of years ago. At that time is … Continue reading
Fear Diagnosed with dementia Too often brings us intense fear Worry for our future Our losses Then Loss of reason Inability to think clearly Leaving us immobile Or raging In fight or Flight Or somewhere in between Nightmares and worrying Tempting us…
We had a lovely walk around Cleethorpes yesterday evening. It is always interesting to see where it is at for the Friday night crowds in this town. As always there were quiet spots and places where real action was taking … Continue reading
We often use humour to get by now dementia is firmly in our lives. Maureen often plays tricks on me about not being able to remember stuff. I am sure there is a cunning plan behind her claim that she … Continue reading
I have to admit after 18 months or so being a care partner for someone with a diagnosis of dementia none of this adds up. What I mean by this is the current arrangements for supporting families where dementia is … Continue reading
Yesterday illustrated how thing can change so quickly with dementia. The day and early evening went extremely well. We did lots of things together: laughing our way through the day; joking about all sorts of things. Late afternoon we popped … Continue reading
I am hoping that Maureen’s afternoon siesta will help to get things back on an even keel here. Things went well early on this morning, then the slide began. My complacency has not helped. As soon as my back was … Continue reading
Any reader of this blog might think this guy has a lot to say for himself but what does he really know about dementia? So I will spell it out: I have read a bit and been fortunate to have … Continue reading