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  1. Grey Lad's Nearly Fails '7 Day Plus'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    I nearly fell at the first this morning. Hospital appointment this afternoon to see if any help available for peripheral vision loss. So dim idea: show my O H all those places she can't remember from her 6 weeks in Grimsby Hospital. Needed a resit on that one as nearly failed my '7 Day Plus'.

    Thanks to Contented Dementia and friends on T P we will not be reminiscing on the corridors of Grimsby Hospital this afternoon. What would be the point of trying to remind Maureen of the
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  2. Seeking Contentment

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    Grey Lad is well aware that he is a novice (yearling) in the race to understand dementia. He is also trying to adapt to being a carer alongside being a husband. Some suggest that you cannot do both: the caring role becomes dominant.

    T P has been behind some of my 'training runs' and Contented Dementia is at hand to help me see things from a SPECIAL perspective. I am attempting to adjust to our 'New Reality' as suggested by the Consultant at the Memory Clinic. The starting point
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  3. End of a long and difficult road

    I went to hospital this morning to speak to the doctors as they had asked to see me, Dad was admitted yesterday and has not been conscious for 2 days, they told me he has pneumonia and had a stroke and he is unlikely to improve so it seems this horrendous road is coming to and end, 3 years almost to the day this nightmare started, I don't feel like I'm loosing dad because he went a long time ago, the funny, kind, patient man who had such a great sense of humour replaced with someone I barely recognise ...
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  4. No Clothes for School Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    It's 5 am on Monday morning and my OH is distressed, again, that she has no clothes to wear for school this morning. It takes a while before she 'wakes up' and grasps that we are well beyond our school and working days. This confusion first thing in the morning is part of the normal routine here: not being quite sure who I am or what appointments we have to attend seems to be the dominant thought on waking up.

    Some describe this type of confusion as 'time travelling', a struggle
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  5. Worth the effort?

    Had a bit of an exciting week in our house. Through youngest daughter's theatregroup, she has been part of the 'Joseph Choir' and appearing on stage with the cast of the National tour of the musical, for 5 out of the 10 local performances. Its been 10 weeks of rehearsals, and so much running round and organisation - not least because, having finished her stint in Joseph last night, she has two performances of a completely different show today, that she has also been working hard for.
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    Updated 16-11-2014 at 11:47 AM by Ann Mac

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