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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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Tag Archives: Confusion
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
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
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
I have no doubt that there will be some casualties from the Local Authority’s DOLs Application. It was an appalling document: calling my wife ‘Mary’ on one occasion and also stating that she was my ‘father’. When you see the … 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
When I returned from Cleethorpes Leisure Centre yesterday it soon became things were not good. Hostility was in the air and I made it worse by stupidly suggesting that I took our grandson to see a neighbour’s dog. This gave Maureen … Continue reading
I had to resort to an early morning session of YouTube this morning when Maureen was beside herself with fear. I chose the music carefully and only put on our beloved Songbird Granddaughter once Maureen had downed copious amounts of tea. … Continue reading
Sometimes it takes a complete stranger to confront you with the shortcomings of your situation. When I told a nurse at Grimsby Hospital yesterday morning about the level of carer support that we receive she said: ‘you need more … Continue reading
I am wondering what to expect next from Maureen after a very troubled night. Her early concerns were about missing babies, followed by fears of a dangerous intruder lurking in the house. I found it difficult to get back … Continue reading