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Category Archives: Dementia diaries.
Plan B for carers.
When the bombshell that is a dementia diagnosis hits, it can be difficult to access any kind of logical thinking. From my own experience and the messages from many primary carers, after the initial shock there seems to be a … Continue reading
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It’s a terrible topic to write about but needs to be addressed. Sooner or later your demented relative will have a fall. I hear that SMIL has had yet another fall, this time she has a black eye and cuts … Continue reading
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Behaviour in dementia.
Things have not been going so well for my demented step-mother-in-law in a nursing home. She has been biting the other residents. The home itself has been suffering from notable changes in staff and new management, everything is in a … Continue reading
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Choosing a care home.
The continuing deterioration of my Step-mother-in-law is a prompt to write about this topic because most of us, faced with the responsibility of caring for a demented family member, are going to have to make decisions about the next step, … Continue reading
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The last few days of trying to talk to SMIL on the phone have been discouraging. She has started laughing maniacally. Unable to talk to her for many sentences, I have redoubled my efforts sending cards I have made, sweets … Continue reading
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Egrets, I’ve had a few but then again……. I typed this, in a rush, missing an R. Of course, Frank Sinatra could have raised small white wading birds, though he would not have had long to do so, at least … Continue reading
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Post holiday blues.
The world to SMIL is currently antagonistic and overwhelming. She is reacting with aggression, fairly predictably. I thought I could see it coming. For a few weeks before Christmas the nursing home was doing its best to make sure the … Continue reading
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Sundries. With Cornflakes.
This is a bit of a catch up before I immerse myself in dolls. First to news of SMIL, who, for new readers, is my Step-mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer’s. She has only been living in a care home for just … Continue reading
Still in there somewhere.
For new readers, these are the dementia diaries in which I document the occurrences I encounter when involved with family members, or friends with dementia. I am now up to my fifth such family member. The first was my new … Continue reading
On the floor.
This is the second post today, scroll down for a non-dementia posting. SMIL is not in a good phase. Her downward progress, when you consider that this time last year she was at home, has been rapid. I had had … Continue reading
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