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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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Dementia: Is The Real Problem The Act?

The case for a review of the Mental Capacity Act has been made and accepted.  Unfortunately, Brexit has meant that it is not a priority at the moment.  However, I would humbly suggest that in this area common sense has gone out … 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: Let’s Stop Elder Abuse!

  The following is an extract from today’s nhsManagers.net copied with the permission of the Editor Roy Lilley: ‘I can’t imagine older people putting-up with the way we treat them, for another year.  What other patients would accept being abandoned, … Continue reading

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Dementia: Finding The CQC Something Useful To Do

The following article is posted with the kind permission of Roy Lilley, editor of nhsManagers.net: ‘Write about the CQC (them again) and I have to prepare.  I need to reinforce my inbox.  I have never known an organisation to incite … Continue reading

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Dementia: Dealing With Side Effects

  One message that is coming through loud and clear from  NAViGO at the moment is the risk of side effects from medication.  This was evident in the entire time that Maureen was in the Konar Suite.  It was stressed again on Monday when  Maureen’s … Continue reading

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Dementia: Time For Tweaking and Sleeping

  We are now halfway through the cycle agreed at the Best Interest Meeting.  Two weeks today Maureen will go into Alderlea Care Home for a week. Maureen’s Care Coordinator is due this morning and this will be an opportunity … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Must Read

The following article is reproduced with the kind permission of the author Roy Lilley the Editor of nhsManagers.net: ‘Ten elderly people with dementia live, in a care home, supported, but as independently as possible. To provide meaningful day-times, they take … 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: It’s Looking Good!

Everyone who has seen it is impressed with our Sun Room: it has the wow factor.  I will post photographs later in the week.  When Our Key Worker visited yesterday he was very impressed with the facilities we now have … Continue reading

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