Category Archives: Dementia diaries.

The secret of life.

No rubbish, our kid, you get the good stuff here. I would like to make clear that I am not writing about the meaning of life.  That is something completely different, as explained by Monty Python.  Neither is this the … Continue reading

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Second last post

I’m having difficulty thinking.  What I do think is that is probably normal in bereavement. About this time last year, I was sending out my Christmas villages and checking the addresses where I hadn’t heard from the recipients the previous … Continue reading

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The last post.

In dementia diaries, maybe. My Step-mother-in-law died yesterday, in the care home.  Her daughter and family were there.  I spoke to her before they arrived, in the morning at the usual time, as if it were any other day.  It … Continue reading

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The one hundredth Miniatura

As promised work is underway for the one hundredth Miniatura, which is a mere eleven months away.  Last posting I promised a free gift and here it is! Well, I hope you find that helpful.  There is also the modelling … Continue reading

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Some famous women.

I am at the start of the preparation for the 100th Miniatura.  It isn’t until the autumn of 2024 but I need to get a head start. I have decided that there should be a free porcelain gift for the … Continue reading

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Keeping in touch.

I read on the front of the newspaper today that previous estimates of how many people will become demented were wrong.  Currently there are 900,000 people classed as having any of the various forms of dementia and these numbers are … Continue reading

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Communication.

It is said that the first casualty of war is communication – any form of dementia is an assault on the brain, and, true to the saying, loss of effective communication can cause numerous extra difficulties, as if having the … Continue reading

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The Frank Sinatra method of meditation 2.

If you enjoyed the last blog about the Frank Sinatra method of meditation for beginners, also known as the meditation of six things, here is a guided meditation. Long term readers (hello, if you would like a badge email me … Continue reading

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The Frank Sinatra method of meditation for carers. 1.

I have written about the importance of caring for the carer, because if they go down with ill health brought on by stress the demented cared-for person is utterly stuffed. However, there are some cases in which the carer is … Continue reading

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Holidays for carers.

A fraught subject, I believe. Experienced readers (hello) will know that in the five plus years that I was a carer for my demented mother I never took a day off.  In all the years I was looking after my … Continue reading

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