Dementia: Placed In Special Measures

After an incident this morning I have just placed this house in Special Measures.  Maureen woke up this morning and felt she was locked in and has been wandering around the house terrified whilst I have been upstairs unaware of her concerns. I need to review my approach to Maureen’s care and work out how to tread the tightrope of keeping her safe whilst attempting to preserve her independence.

I’m going to adapt the CQC Framework to try to get my act together.

It’s fortunate that I will have 6 months to get my act together!  In the mean time I’ll continue to post details of our daily lives whilst I try to seek improvement as I strive to get out of Special Measures.



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) .
This entry was posted in General, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Dementia: Placed In Special Measures

  1. Use your resources and support network, I’m sure you won’t need six months! And take care of you too, as you are Maureen’s most valuable resource. You’re brilliant x


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s