Hello I’m Paul welcome to my blog.
This is the story of our journey: an honest account of our lives after Maureen's diagnosis of dementia following stroke in February 2014.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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