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I think I am going to call my tricycle matilda
Yesterday John put it together for me and has been adjusting the seat so I dont keep veering off to the left!
He did wonder as its an american tricycle whether it was calibrated to allow for the camber on the road to be on the right(he's a physicist!)
Anyway attatched is a first pic taken of us on her inaugural outing!
Now you will see what I look like
Trying to be good on my diet I dont want to overburden Matilda
well...things have declined a bit in recent weeks , i have not been around so much as i was finding it difficult to read stories as they were so harrowing and it was bringing me down
although things have declined it seems that is how it goes but it is still manageable at the moment
its dads birthday wednesday so he will be 90 years old really a wonderful achievement
I need to write this down so I can remember it and look back to see if we're progressing or not.
Gary's statins were increased to 40mg on Thursday 24th of June.
SATURDAY 26th: Aggressive outburst towards the dogs and then me when I intervened. Was in a foul mood for rest of day and refused to eat
SUNDAY 27th : Still in mood, wouldn't speak to me and refused to eat until later in the afternoon when it started to lift .Ate some supper
Can't remember any real problems through
I have been a member of TP now for exactly 6 weeks. I've decided to start a diary of my experience with my uncle's dementia, but should have started much earlier. I am looking forward, with trepidation to visiting him next Thursday. We (my husband and my mum) are setting out early and hope to be in time to take him out somewhere nice for lunch.
But what if he is having a bad day and doesn't want to go out? Mum hasn't seen him for a year now. It's such a long journey for her, but
Hi all, My dear dad has been suffering from dementia for around 6 years. Up until last august i looked after him at home and although at times it was difficult we had some wonderful laughs and were drawn closer together. My Mum and Dad were thick as thieves and never left each others sides.Last august dad deteriorated overnight. He went from being confused but mobile and agile (at 74 he was trying to scale a fence to get home from his day care center but was coaxed bak inside with a cup of tea!!)