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  1. Going With the Flow

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Thanks for your good wishes Cat. The meeting did go well my A N calls it my 'light bulb moment': me at last accepting that I have no control over the condition and I have complete control over my reaction to it.

    My task now is to simplify things and focus on enjoying our lives. There is no point in focusing on what others should do or not do. I need to accept that the influence of family members on our lives is minimal. After all they only pop in for a short while every month
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  2. A Good Evening

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Tiredness often leads me to forget the basics. Stroke and 50% loss of peripheral vision coupled with vascular dementia leads to significant changes in Maureen's capacity. Firstly, I have to accept the nature of these changes. Secondly, I need to change my approach to domestic life. Thankfully, recent posts from Grannie G and the Cat, as I like to call her, caused me to rethink my approach to evening activities with good effect.

    We returned to solving crosswords: a joint exercise
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  3. News from Cleethorpes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Thanks Sheila I have even printed it off. Like us all, at first, I struggle with acceptance. It is hard standing helplessly by and watching Maureen disappear within the cloud of dementia. However much I say it to others it is hard to accept that the condition is in control. All I can ever do from now on is observe decline. I have to shift my focus to enjoying each day and minimising distress. That is really difficult to accept for an old activist like me. Probably time to 'hang my boots up'
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  4. News from Cleethorpes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grannie G View Post
    Got it in one Grey Lad. That is the best policy as so many of us have found eventually.

    Have you seen this?

    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showt...emory-Impaired
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  5. Accepting Their Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    It's a miserable day here this morning cold and raining hard. Perhaps a good morning for a reality check. I am beginning to think it will be simpler to accept Maureen's reality. Apart from ensuring she takes her stroke preventing medication it would be easier to go along with how she views matters.

    I am not sure if this is acceptance or indulgence? It is certainly something I plan to discuss with my Admiral Nurse tomorrow morning when we are scheduled to meet.

    My
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