Hi, and welcome to my Blog where I tell the story of our lives since Maureen’s stroke at the end of February 2014.
Why Memory Issues you might ask: the photograph says it all. Neither of us is quite sure when it was taken or where. We both know it is some time ago by looking in the mirror: my hair is now completely white and Maureen’s has more highlights. At our age we accept that both of us have memory issues: Maureen’s have been exacerbated by a stroke. However, we refuse to accept the concept of Prescribed Disengagement:
As 2018 began and Maureen diagnosis had shifted to severe dementia: she no longer has any concept of time or place. Her ability to identify individuals fluctuates and is receding. I’m never quite sure who she will think I am at any particular moment; sometimes her dad, at others her granddad or the Manager of this Care Home. Occasionally, I am her husband and best friend, moments later her worst enemy.
There is little point in continuing stories of Maureen’s presentation when Mrs. Dementia is at home. I’ve been doing that for the past three years. My mission from 2018 will be on sharing the good times, as you will see from the change in my domain address.
Footnote: Blogging is one of my coping strategies as we traverse this unforgiving journey. I would hope that anyone who has concerns about anything that I post will raise it with me in the first instance so that I can make appropriate revisions.
This page was revised on the 10th of January 2018