Tag Archives: Respite

Dementia: Heeding Wise Counsel

I eventually let my head rule my heart yesterday morning.  Once again our Key Worker kept me on the straight and narrow and eased Maureen into Alderlea Care Home.  He remains the only professional who Maureen remembers and trusts! Now I’m … Continue reading

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Dementia: I’m Tempted To Go For It!

  Maureen has been incredible over the last three days.  Our Little Diamond has worked tirelessly on my daily shopping list of activities.  I’m beginning to wonder if she has been using laughing gas as hysterics greet me when I return from … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘You Need More Help Than That!’

  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

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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: What’s Good For The Cat!

  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

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Dementia: Never Give Up

I have so many things to thank my cyber friend Kate Swaffer for. Making me aware of this video is something else I want to hug her for:   Maureen went into Alderlea Care Home for a Respite Break yesterday. I’ll … Continue reading

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Dementia: Care Homes: ‘not good enough for mum!’

This article is copied with the kind permission of Roy Lilley:   Listen… News and Comment from Roy Lilley If you have a relative in a care-home this’ll interest you and if you don’t it should… Which? the consumer magazine … Continue reading

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Dementia: Time For Tweaking and Sleeping

  We are now halfway through the cycle agreed at the Best Interest Meeting.  Two weeks today Maureen will go into Alderlea Care Home for a week. Maureen’s Care Coordinator is due this morning and this will be an opportunity … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Must Read

The following article is reproduced with the kind permission of the author Roy Lilley the Editor of nhsManagers.net: ‘Ten elderly people with dementia live, in a care home, supported, but as independently as possible. To provide meaningful day-times, they take … Continue reading

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Dementia: I’m Not To Talk About It

Maureen has now been declared fit for discharge from the Konar Suite The Multi-Disciplinary Team agreed yesterday that it was in her Best Interest to come home: subject to a robust Care Package being put in place. I now have to learn … Continue reading

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