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: May 2016
This morning I have rebranded my Blog this in response to the second task in Learning The Fundamentals course that I’m now following: the rationale behind these changes are fully explained on that page. I have also included a Gravatar … Continue reading
Yesterday’s aspirations to have a Lazy Afternoon were completely fulfilled with us both enjoying a good siesta. Our problems came late evening when boredom took its toll: Maureen freely admitted that she sleeps when she is bored and I … Continue reading
I’m hoping for a ‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ today after spending a large part of yesterday completing my repairs to the fence.. Maureen spent most of the day on the sofa as I responded to my neighbours call to replace a … Continue reading
We tried something new last night and both seemed to enjoy the experience: with a King Sized Bed a foursome was no problem. The only difficulty that emerged was when I reached out to hold Maureen’s hand around 3 am … Continue reading
Maureen had what is common parlance following stroke a ‘Duvet Day’ yesterday: all she wanted to do was sleep. In her case it was a sofa day and the ‘bear facts’ as you will see from the photo below were … Continue reading
Maureen and I had a lovely day together yesterday and this morning has started on a positive note. We structured our day really well yesterday and reaped the benefit. Leaving the remaining work on the fence to a handyman helped … Continue reading
Yesterday was very challenging with marked fluctuations in Maureen’s presentation; particularly her mood. She slept for most of the morning and just about raised herself from the sofa before Charlotte our carer left. Clarice her aunty visited in the … Continue reading
‘Mrs Dementia’ was rampant at 3.3o am this morning as Maureen thought she had been left behind as all the other residents in this Care Home had gone out on a trip. No matter what I said I couldn’t shift … Continue reading
My meeting with Mel my Admiral Nurse on Friday reviewed my approach to Maureen’s current presentation and possible approaches to resolving my concerns: I Don’t Know Who You Are This is one of the issues that I find the most … Continue reading