Tag Archives: Reminiscing

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: 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: ‘What’s This Santa Thing?’

  I have found it difficult to know how to play Christmas this year.  Now Maureen’s dementia has progressed to severe I’m often caught on the hop.  She clearly has little concept of time or place and often who people are.  … 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: A Beauty From Iceland

When I was looking for some new clothes for Maureen last week I stumbled on this little beauty in Iceland -The Food Warehouse.  It is amazing value for £29.99 and an excellent reminder of the good old days. I used it … Continue reading

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Dementia: Together Again

This is one of our favourites from Emmylou: We had a lovely day yesterday.  Maureen was so pleased to see her GP after three weeks with ‘Witch Doctors and magic spells’ on the Konar Suite. She amazed me in the … Continue reading

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Dementia: Sprouts and Parsnips Pay Dividends

  With the approval of staff on the Konar Suite, I decided to take ‘Sunday Lunch’ in for Maureen yesterday.  The look on her face when she saw sprouts and roast parsnips on her plate was a delight.  She thoroughly … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Ten From Len and Me!

I have decided to stay in Coventry a while longer.  I want to see if I can bring about some changes in my mum’s Care Home and my brother’s Nursing Home. I will pop in to see my mum again … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’

There is no doubt who is the musician of the week. We have called up Andre on YouTube on most evenings . Maureen waves at the screen and applauds every number. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is my approach to our … Continue reading

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