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  1. In the 30 minutes after Mil came home . . .

    Knock at the door, its Mil arriving home from day care. Usually we collect her, but today she has come home on the mini bus.

    I go open the door, and she is all smiles as she waves and says Goodbye to the driver. I shut the door and follow her through the lounge and into the dining room - by which time the smiles have gone and she is crying.

    She tearfully tells me that she is lucky not to have had the sack today. Money went missing, she says, and she thought that the ...
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  2. Vascular Dementia and Base Line Assessment

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Vascular dementia is a cruel diagnosis in this country. The NHS working within NICE Guidelines offers no treatment for the condition. The Memory Service, in this area, discharge patients with the diagnosis unless they are on medication to alleviate the symptoms of the condition. In short, you are largely left to your own devices to witness further decline with a few suggestions about healthy living..

    There are various organisations or groups where carers and loved ones can get
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  3. Hanging off the ceiling

    Thank God I'm not working today, dad has me hanging of the ceiling!
    I came home from shopping to find a dinning room chair he'd been using to stand on to fix garden fence, chair legs covered in mud! foot protector missing, deny's all knowledge of it (found it in the garage).
    He cant remember the 1000 times he attempted to prop it up before, to him its the first time.
    when he went out for the umpteenth time, I just screamed and screamed in the house lord knows why i didn't ...
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  4. News from Cleethorpes

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    Thanks chick I think I can be partly 6' 3" - when I stand up straight. Fortunately I have lots of people who can support me. Seeing Admiral Nurse tomorrow.

    Lisa was the only one of my four offspring who acknowledged my birthday. Not sure what is going on there: Steven my son has rebuffed all contact for three years. With the London duo, Anna and Esme, I have no idea what has led to the current breakdown in communication. I think there must be times when they focus on their
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  5. Time for a 'catch up'

    Its just over 3 months since I last detailed changes in Mils abilities, so i thought it was time that I wrote a catch up - I find these blogs a really useful timeline, especially when it comes to reviews and some medical appointents.

    The new bathroom has now been finished for a few weeks. As long as Mil cooperates, its made a massive difference to both her safety and the ease with which I can give her a bath or a shower - well, rarely a shower, actually - she has developed an intense ...
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