Dementia: Preventing Discouragement

Maureen’s infection is continuing to impact upon her presentation.  She sang beautifully throughout the morning and afternoon yesterday as I put some of her favourite LP’s on the record deck.  Unfortunately, when she awoke from our afternoon nap abject confusion led to a difficult early evening.

Our standoff in the street must be a familiar scene to neighbours by now, as negotiations take place on all sorts of fronts.  Yesterday, the issue was whether to walk to the local shops or use the car.  Eventually, we did neither and the suggestion of a cup of tea brought us in from the street.  I then managed to cool things down further with potato wedges and scrambled eggs.

We were both in the same bed by 8 ‘o’ clock last night, worn out after the events of the day. This morning Maureen’s infection is dreadful.  However, this is not a time to be discouraged: this is a lesson in patience!

 

2 thoughts on “Dementia: Preventing Discouragement

  1. Oh, bless you Paul! Your love for your wife and your understanding of dementia are amazing. I love how you put that, “However this is not a time to be discouraged, this is a lesson in patients.” I hope that her infection is subsiding and that you are able to stay well yourself. I love how a cup of tea can put it all in perspective. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference. All my best, Becky

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