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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: 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: Are My Knickers Needlessly In A Twist?

I’ll find out this morning if I have got my knickers in a twist based on a misunderstanding.  The Local Authority has applied to allow me to deprive Maureen of her liberty.  It is perhaps fortunate that their application- despite … Continue reading

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Dementia: Whatever Happened To Positive Risk Taking?

  The Local Authority has made an application to the Court of Protection to allow me to deprive Maureen of her liberty.  I guess if I don’t complete the requisite paperwork they will claim she is no longer safe in my … Continue reading

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Dementia: Bah Humbug?

A recent article in Linkedin caused me to think about how to deal with Christmas now Maureen’s dementia is classed as severe.   Written by Rick Phelps it made the point that flashing lights, along with lots of noisy folks around, are the last … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Day Of Pleasant Surprises

Yesterday was a good day full of really pleasant surprises.  During my early morning swim, I resumed chatting to a woman I had spoken to the previous week.  From my routine in the water, she had gathered that I  was addressing the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Wonder Woman Is Back!

Most people who came across Maureen yesterday would not have believed she has a diagnosis of severe dementia.  He exploits even amazed me: She booked her own appointment at the Reception Desk of our dentist. She accompanied me and Girl Monday … Continue reading

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Dementia: Good News Week

Two really good things happened last week.  Firstly, our longest serving carer had a little girl: we understand mother and child are well.  Secondly, her replacement managed to wash Maureen’s hair and give her a full body wash.  It looks … Continue reading

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Dementia: CHC Is The Answer!

If ever I needed it the evidence that Maureen needed CHC  it was before my very eyes and ears in bucket fulls yesterday.  In the morning the singing and laughter from Maureen and Girl Thursday Morning almost drowned out the … Continue reading

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Dementia: New Land Ahead!

After a long three-month journey, there is new land ahead: I had a positive meeting with our Key Worker yesterday morning. My Admiral Nurse will visit us tomorrow. I have a seven-hour break on Thursday. There will be regular seven-hour breaks … Continue reading

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