Dementia: Going Home

I woke at one this morning after going to bed before nine.

On Remembrance Sunday I thought of my dear dad, sadly no longer with us.

Finbar’s words express far better than I could what a wonderful father he was:

As a Tail Gunner with a Lancaster crew, he flew over 40 missions.  When I thought about what ‘ops’ I would be on today my mission became clear: to travel to Coventry to hold my mum and my brother’s hand.  Mum has vascular dementia, John has Alzheimer’s.  It is possible that neither of them will recognise me.  However, I know I’ll remember them and it’s what dad would have wanted.

I’ll be setting off shortly and may post more when I arrive at my hotel in Coventry.

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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2 Responses to Dementia: Going Home

  1. anniegoose says:

    blessings to your mum and brother


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