Tag Archives: Tiredness

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: Three Sleeps To Go!

  I’m counting the nights of sleep until Wednesday; rather than looking forward to the arrival of Santa.  Following little sleep, in the last few days, Maureen will be going to Alderlea Care Home on Wednesday morning, for a slightly earlier than scheduled … Continue reading

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Dementia: Tired Of Waiting

The Kinks sum up my feelings this week: On some days I can do nothing other than wait for Maureen’s reality to change.  Last night was a prime example.  When she woke after dozing on the sofa; concerned that she … Continue reading

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Dementia: Open All Hours

  I sought help at 4 am this morning after a dreadful night.  Firstly, I spoke to Single Point of Access to ask them to pass on a message to our Key Worker that things were getting out of hand.  Then … 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 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: No Medication Needed

Maureen’s period of assessment has now been completed.  Her Consultant has concluded that no medication is needed at the moment and her fluctuating presentation is to be expected.  The Best Interest meeting that is scheduled for next Friday will determine … Continue reading

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Dementia: Taking A Break

When you  are exhausted and your wife says to you: ‘I don’t know who I am. I don’t know where I am and I don’t know what is going on.’ It’s time to take a break to give yourself time … Continue reading

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Dementia: Our Pocket Rocket

She won’t be with us today our Pocket Rocket.  I was tempted to call her Little Miss Dynamite until  I heard what a Senior from her Care Agency called her.  She will be back tomorrow and Friday so she will … Continue reading

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Dementia: Positive News

Some positive news from last week: My reviewer tells me that Dale’s book: ‘The End of Alzheimer’s’ is worth reading. I am allowed to swim breaststroke. Riding my bike is good for my legs. We have taken several siestas and slept … Continue reading

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