Hello I’m Paul welcome to my blog.
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: Reminiscing
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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