Category Archives: Mixed Dementia

Dementia: The Road To Antipsychotics

  Your husband has Alzheimer’s. You receive little support. You are worn out. You put your husband into Respite Care. He has no idea where he is. He goes into a woman’s bedroom thinking it is you. He responds physically when a … Continue reading

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Dementia: Now I Understand!

  I visited my mum and brother again yesterday afternoon.  Mum was such good fun as we sang along to YouTube together.  I fed our kid his evening meal and he rewarded me with some beautiful smiles. There is little doubt that … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’

Mum was sitting in her chair In the Residents Lounge of her Home when I arrived yesterday morning.  She smiled when she saw me so I knelt on the floor and held her and stroked her hand.  As always the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Paying Tribute

I’m leaving Madhyamaka shortly to travel 130 miles to see my Big Fellow and my Dad’s Little Woman.  This means that I won’t be at the Ricoh this afternoon to pay tribute to Big Cyrille who sadly passed on Monday.  … Continue reading

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Dementia: Grugging Is Back!

As you will see from the photo above grugging – group hugging – is once again firmly established as an ongoing Retreat at Madhyamaka.  I encouraged Gen Togden, the Resident Teacher here, to demonstrate the technique after lunch yesterday. Shortly afterwards, … Continue reading

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Dementia: Madhyamaka Is Amazing

I had a really good day yesterday.  Taking Precepts at 7am. was a really helpful start to my day.  The teaching on my Retreat continues to be excellent; provoking me to think about how to move my mind in a positive … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Warm Welcome But No Grugging!

I have decided not to set up a new page and will post news of my Retreat here: Yesterday morning Gen Togden the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka greeted me with ‘welcome back’. We snatched a brief hug as we went … Continue reading

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Dementia: Heeding Wise Counsel

I eventually let my head rule my heart yesterday morning.  Once again our Key Worker kept me on the straight and narrow and eased Maureen into Alderlea Care Home.  He remains the only professional who Maureen remembers and trusts! Now I’m … Continue reading

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Dementia: I’m Tempted To Go For It!

  Maureen has been incredible over the last three days.  Our Little Diamond has worked tirelessly on my daily shopping list of activities.  I’m beginning to wonder if she has been using laughing gas as hysterics greet me when I return from … Continue reading

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Dementia: Foreplay Makes Sense

Out Little Diamond always plays it cool when she arrives for her carer sit.  She is not of the ‘wham bam thank you mam school’: telling Maureen what she is going to do to her as soon as she walks in … Continue reading

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