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Dementia: She’s Over The Moon

When I told Maureen about my forthcoming birthday treat she was delighted.  Last week I secretly booked a three-day trip to Thoresby Hall; where a Rat Pack Tribute: will be providing entertainment. Since ‘my confession’, she has been singing along with … Continue reading

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Dementia: Let Them Eat Cake!

Afternoon tea was taken again yesterday.  Scones with strawberry jam and cream were followed by Bakewell Tart.  This new routine is part of a cunning plan to entice neighbours into our home.  Aunty Clarice has already accepted her invitation. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Dementia: The Water Is Wide

The above song fills me with optimism.  I heard it for the first time during the Concert For World Peace during my last night at Madhyamaka.  It brought tears to my eyes as it reminded me of one of Maureen’s … Continue reading

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Dementia: She’s A Little Gem

Maureen has been in great form since she came home from two weeks in Alderlea Care Home.  ‘Little Miss Dynamite’ has persuaded her to engage in personal care, change her clothes and take her medication every morning.  We are very fortunate … Continue reading

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Dementia: Magic Moments

The last few days have been sprinkled with Magic Moments: My visit to Coventry got off to a lovely start.  Seeing mum smiling, singing and tapping her feet when I played her some of her favourite tunes on my phone brought … Continue reading

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Dementia: Unforgettable

There is only one number of the week after the lovely day I had yesterday: I arrived in Coventry just as my mum’s Care Home was open for visitors.  I only had an hour at my disposal as lunch had … Continue reading

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Dementia: Going Dancing Again

  Maureen and I strutted our stuff on the ‘dance floor’ at Alderlea Care Home yesterday.  How could I refuse a ladies invitation dance when my wife had said ‘can we do this one?’  I may be wrong but I think she … Continue reading

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Dementia: More Than Words

Maureen caught me at it early this morning – whistling this number in the kitchen: When she found me clearing up the debris from last night’s meal she was holding two blankets.  She had spent the night on the safety … Continue reading

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Dementia: Konar – I Was So Wrong!

This week’s song of the week has to be ‘So Wrong’.  I thought that Maureen going into an Acute Mental Health Unit would be a disaster for us both.  It’s a time to eat my words. The Konar Suite is … 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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