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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I visited my mum and brother again yesterday afternoon. Mum was such good fun as we sang along to YouTube together. I fed our kid his evening meal and he rewarded me with some beautiful smiles. There is little doubt that … Continue reading
I’m leaving Madhyamaka shortly to travel 130 miles to see my Big Fellow and my Dad’s Little Woman. This means that I won’t be at the Ricoh this afternoon to pay tribute to Big Cyrille who sadly passed on Monday. … Continue reading
I have decided not to set up a new page and will post news of my Retreat here: Yesterday morning Gen Togden the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka greeted me with ‘welcome back’. We snatched a brief hug as we went … Continue reading
Our Little Diamond is back this morning: fondly known as the ‘Pocket Rocket’ by her Agency. It is a relief to know that she is also on duty over the weekend. We haven’t seen her since Monday and her colleagues … Continue reading
I’ll find out this morning if I have got my knickers in a twist based on a misunderstanding. The Local Authority has applied to allow me to deprive Maureen of her liberty. It is perhaps fortunate that their application- despite … Continue reading
When I returned from Cleethorpes Leisure Centre yesterday it soon became things were not good. Hostility was in the air and I made it worse by stupidly suggesting that I took our grandson to see a neighbour’s dog. This gave Maureen … Continue reading
The Local Authority has made an application to the Court of Protection to allow me to deprive Maureen of her liberty. I guess if I don’t complete the requisite paperwork they will claim she is no longer safe in my … Continue reading
One of my mistakes during 2017 was not taking my time off. There were many occasions when I chose to stay around during Carer Sits: especially when our Sun Room was being built. I made a similar mistake on Christmas … Continue reading
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