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  1. Can OCD be part of dementia?

    I have recently had my brother Andrew to stay for a week (he lives on the Isle of Man) So I asked him how he sees dad. When you live with dementia it's hard to see the gradual change, or you tend to see the worst view.

    The first thing I noticed was dad responde to him better than any other family member. May be he says things in a better way and try's to talk to him more. Living with him I talk less and less as the lack of understanding makes it hard work and pointless when he fails ...
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  2. I had to make sure.

    Yesterday was quite traumatic, I try to keep the house warm for B, since he has the Parkinson's and the Angina, but of course, the house ended up hope, he had gritty eyes, as did I, I called Gas Board they checked, said house too hot keep heating off. By this time B's lips bluish.

    This AM lips pink and I have a had cold, B better not so tired either, so looks like the boiler ok, I just boiled B.

    I was scared 'cos last time he went blue (we were in France 2years ago) ...
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  3. Another Day Beckons

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    I am up early once again wondering what the day will bring. It has taken Maureen a while to work out who I am and why she is here. I am not sure from our early morning chatter what the day will bring and anticipate being a little clearer once I bring her her first cuppa in bed in a couple of hours or so. What I need to remind myself of is to try to get the day off to a positive start.

    When I reflect I have been urging her out of bed to try to make sure she has her breakfast and
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  4. Spring has sprung

    by on 10-05-2015 at 01:42 AM (Caring for Mom- Taking it day by day)
    It's been 5 months since I made a blog post. I see this as my way of having a bit of a record of how things are going. It's helpful for me to look back and see how we've managed through different problems along the way.

    Mom has been in the care home for almost 9 months now. She has no memory of her previous home that I can tell. She often asks about "going home", but when questioned further, she seems to be thinking of her childhood home. She often thinks her mother is still ...

    Updated 10-05-2015 at 01:47 AM by HelenInBC

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  5. Tealeaf

    I have a maneki-neko, which is literally the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat, or fortune cat in English, it's solar powered and so the arm moves, tealeaf just been in and saw. He went to sniff and got punched on the nose, which annoyed him immensely, so he hit the ornament back. wish I had it on film.



    Tealeaf I may add is not mine he is latch key, ...
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