Tag Archives: Distress

Dementia: Music Not Medication!

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

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Dementia: ‘You Need More Help Than That!’

  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

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Dementia: It’s That Time Of Year Again!

Girl Wednesday has arrived with a worrying infection.  She hasn’t stopped coughing since she arrived.  She tells me that all the family has had it over Christmas.  It’s probably too late to do any more than tough it out this morning … Continue reading

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Dementia: From Despair To Hysteria

  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

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Dementia: What’s Good For The Cat!

  It is always good when you have placed a loved one in a Care Home to hear that they have settled.  During my time at Madhyamaka, I phoned up Alderlea Care Home several times to hear such reassuring words.  However, … Continue reading

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Dementia: Three Sleeps To Go!

  I’m counting the nights of sleep until Wednesday; rather than looking forward to the arrival of Santa.  Following little sleep, in the last few days, Maureen will be going to Alderlea Care Home on Wednesday morning, for a slightly earlier than scheduled … Continue reading

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Dementia: Open All Hours

  I sought help at 4 am this morning after a dreadful night.  Firstly, I spoke to Single Point of Access to ask them to pass on a message to our Key Worker that things were getting out of hand.  Then … Continue reading

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Dementia Love verses Attachment

Today’s Buddhist message is from Mexico: The same as any Care Partner I need to focus on Maureen’s needs rather than my own. She woke up this morning saying that: ‘no one wants me I’m too much trouble.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Dementia: From Dancing Queen To Despair

  The words of Maureen’s Consultant on the Konar Suite rang out this morning: ‘there will be fluctuations in her presntation’: Monday evening: As I prepared our evening meal Maureen was in exceptional form.  She sang and danced along to some … Continue reading

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Dementia: Home At Last

Maureen came home from the Konar Suite yesterday afternoon. I intend to spend a minimal amount of time on social media over the next few days. My priority is to help Maureen settle to being back home after being in an … Continue reading

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