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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: Distress
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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