Dementia One Sheet To The Wind


The picture above gives a glimpse of Maureen’s functional capacity.  It was taken on Monday after she had been trying to put a sheet on the line for some time.  When I went out to straighten it I found it was being held by a dozen pegs.

There are three people who have any idea of how Maureen really is.  Apart from me only Chloe and Gail see her in action: witnessing confusion and dwindling functional capacity. Maureen can still talk a good game and will do her best to convince anyone that she is functioning well: nothing could be further from the truth.

She was in good form when the G P checked her out today.  There is no sign of infection so we are either dealing with a dip or progression of her dementia.  His advice to ‘stay happy and remain active’ would have been forgotten as soon as the doors closed on our car.

I was pleased to see a display at our Medical Centre, this morning, encouraging carers to make themselves known to their G P.  Our usual G P is back on duty tomorrow and I intend to seek an appointment to chat to him about my caring role.  I will also make the point that only three of us are really aware of the level of Maureen’s confusion and dwindling functional capacity.

About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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