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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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Monthly Archives: December 2015
I may have thrown a further spanner in the works this morning by mentioning that Maureen’ son and grandson are on the way. Maureen’s initial reaction has been concern that she :’won’t know what to talk to them about’. Perhaps … Continue reading
Our early morning thoughts and conversations continue to fascinate me. I’m lying awake thinking about my days machining cylinder blocks, and Maureen is remembering holidays with her parents in the Isle of Man. Our conversation drifts in the direction of … Continue reading
I mentioned in a blog earlier this morning how we enjoyed our day yesterday. We had beautiful weather and managed a walk by the sea. Our afternoon siesta extended well into the evening for Maureen. This gave me an opportunity to … Continue reading
I think Maureen and I have been very sensible over the last week or so. There is little doubt that there have been changes in her presentation, and our bio social/psycho approach to dementia has paid off. As a precaution antibiotics … Continue reading
Life is certainly interesting with dementia: something of a Chinese curse. I just caught site of Maureen on the way to having a shower. She said she needed one but wouldn’t wash her hair, as she was having it done … Continue reading
I’m feeling a little more optimistic following the events of yesterday evening. It is more than just having a reasonable night’s sleep: Our day had been mixed: full of life’s ups, and downs on this unpredictable journey. One thing that became … Continue reading
I have declined the opportunity to get way from things this morning. Maureen remains very frightened: she is worried I will get fed up with her and clear off. Therefore, I decided to send our carer off shopping this morning so … Continue reading
Sometimes it takes a stark comment from someone else to help you take a reality check on a situation I was recounting to Maureen’s youngest son that I was following her down the road after she had just told me: … Continue reading
I have no idea what is going on at the moment with constant changes in Maureen’s presentation. It is another day until I will have respite from being on duty 24/7: Chloe, one of or carers, will be here at this time tomorrow. … Continue reading