Tag Archives: Grief

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: ‘I Don’t’

The following  is copied from Linkedin with the kind permission of Norman McNamara: ‘I DONT………………….. I don’t get angry, I get frustrated, I don’t mean to shout, I want to be heard, I don’t mean to walk like I am drunk, I just … 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: ‘Handle With Care’

This has to be the song of the week: There are some lovely shots of Tom Petty who died this week. My late wife would have been 71 yesterday and she loved Roy Orbison. Rob my brother in law ‘has … Continue reading

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Dementia: New Land Ahead!

After a long three-month journey, there is new land ahead: I had a positive meeting with our Key Worker yesterday morning. My Admiral Nurse will visit us tomorrow. I have a seven-hour break on Thursday. There will be regular seven-hour breaks … Continue reading

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Dementia: Don’t Grieve Conceive!

Posted at 2.00 am:   I have just phoned the Konar Suite to speak to a Nurse to check whether my support to Maureen has been appropriate.  She was in floods of tears a short while ago because ‘they had … Continue reading

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Dementia: Just When I Needed You Most

I did my very best to give Maureen a lovely birthday.  Things went well until late evening when we walked along the Prom and Maureen she told me that she felt so alone living in a strange place.  This feeling … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Peach’ Is No Distraction

I decided to remind Maureen today was her Granddaughter’s 18th birthday.  Conversations earlier in the week had resulted in ‘she doesn’t send me a birthday card, why should I send her one’.  However, as her mother died and we undertook … Continue reading

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Dementia: All The Way

Maureen’s self-image was under further attack yesterday when we visited a relative who has her own troubles at the moment.  Unfortunately, her aunt added further fuel to the fire by failing to pay much attention to how Maureen was feeling.  As … Continue reading

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Dementia: One Hour To Go

Our chauffeur will be here in an hour but I’m not sure we will make it to see my mum on her 96th birthday. Maureen is very upset and keeps asking me why her family never come to see her?  She has … Continue reading

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