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  1. A positive week

    I am glad to say that my husband continues to go from strength to strength and we have just completed a week where all previously enjoyed activities are now back on the cards again.

    It started with a meeting of the local disabled fellowship last Saturday which entailed a talk followed by lunch and chat. Next month there is an entertainer on the books and the following month there will be visiting Irish dancers and a fish and chip supper. We can't wait

    On Tuesday ...

    Updated 21-05-2016 at 12:22 AM by LynneMcV

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  2. Something else to think and talk about

    At first I thought I would be really stressed when I moved to my new job. I lost my mother three weeks ago today and on Monday I returned to work with a new office and a new job.

    My new location means that I am away from my old support network but because I am finishing off my old job I have to go into the main building so have seen many of my old supportive friends. I have had lots of hugs but most important of all I have something else to talk about ie my new job.

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  3. Thank you

    Following my mother's death I realised how much friendship and support I had received during mum's illness.

    When she died we received many cards from neighbours, work colleagues and friends. I should not have been surprised because they were there when we needed them in a variety of ways. It was not just the practical aspects of caring for someone with dementia. It was having people around you that understand there may be times when you are not yourself. It can be something as ...
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  4. More energy

    As with last year, sun and spring seem to bring new vigour to dad.
    His speech is a little better, has been asking what day it is. He hasn't done that for a year, he used to ask dozens of times a day.
    His memory is just as bad so is his weakness, and poor dressing, but he seems to be faster with his movements and back to wanting to destroy the garden. I only let him out if I'm there to stop him. usually if I'm in a room or outside he will do the opposite or hide in another room. ...
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  5. My struggle to cope

    Moaning Minnie is back have had a busy few weeks have got our motorhome up and running all legal on the road don't panic not me driving OH does everything ,I love getting out even though it only to racing OH and son very into Autograss racing son drives at competition level I used to be very involved organisation level but those days are gone I watch all from the camper now spent last 2weekends away totally exhausting after the first weekend I fell in our laundry room on the Monday evening cut ...
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