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Category Archives: Dementia diaries.
Clearing out the garage.
I have reached one of those miserable phases after a bereavement when doing anything much has little appeal. I can’t even get myself together sufficiently to send a sympathy card. I did speak at length to family members last week … Continue reading
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A sudden shock.
The Dementia diaries have had some unexpected consequences. Having written down what I discovered when caring for my demented mother has meant that much of the useful stuff was committed to memory. As I am incapable of minding my own … Continue reading
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Back in the groove.
Here I am, it’s Sunday morning, I mostly comprehend the new laptop and Windows 11, which I think I’ve got, of which more later, and it’s time to fire up the old tripewriter and catch up with you. How have … Continue reading
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One of the features of modern life is the effects wrought on a body and mind by modern medication. The last few hundred years in the West and hundreds of years in the East have seen the ills of the … Continue reading
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It seems that SMIL has been moved into the wing of the care home for the most demented residents. When she first went into the home her daughter argued that she didn’t belong there, and, at first, this seemed true. … Continue reading
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Demented new year.
I haven’t written the Dementia Diaries for some time, not because my Step-Mum-in-Law has suddenly got better but because everything to do with this is so depressing. If you are a carer for someone with any one of this range … Continue reading
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Keeping up good cheer.
Again I find myself writing about the effects dementia has on the wider family. I don’t want to encumber you with thoughts that might be depressing, if everyone in your family is bursting with good health. If they are, enjoy … Continue reading
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Reasons to be cheerful, part several.
Here are the new perennial sunflowers, blooming in the place of the triffid, which is now just an envelope of seeds and compost. As you can see, unlike normal sunflowers, which are one stalk and a flower, these bear multiple … Continue reading
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Enter the dragon.
My Step-Mum-In-Law has been in a nursing home for a few weeks. I have tried to keep contact with her, not least because one of the reasons demented people go downhill rapidly upon entering residential care, is their disconnect with … Continue reading
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Difficult telephone chats.
Once again I am having some difficult telephone chats with a demented family member. It’s my step-mum-in-law. Cared for at home, a couple of hours car journey from her surviving child, her daughter, she went down hill so rapidly under … Continue reading
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