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  1. Put it in writing...!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurence View Post
    I had a discussion yesterday evening with a friend and fellow-carer (thank you Mike!) about those fleeting moments we both experience from time to time when our loved one seems to be back to their old self. They never last long but they are like the sun breaking through the clouds and precious as gold nuggets. It prompted this:

    A Brief Encounter...

    The clouds parted
    The sun shone
    The eyes sparkled
    The veil gone

    The spirit lifted
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  2. The Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurence View Post
    Although I love my wife dearly, there are times when the daily act of caring seems more like a battle than an expression of love. As I considered that recently it prompted me to write this tongue-in-cheek item...

    THE BATTLE

    The battle began at dawn.

    To be absolutely correct, it would be better to say it 'resumed', for these two, once mighty, armies had faced each other on a daily basis for years.

    In truth, one could argue that the previous
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  3. Put it in writing...!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurence View Post
    As a long-term carer for my beautiful wife, I find that getting my feelings and thoughts down in writing does me good. I suspect the same is true for many others who might wish to share as well. I wrote the following recently after realising just how true the old saying 'one day at a time' really is. It is called 'Today'.

    Today I found her sobbing in front of the washine machine because she couldn’t work out how to set the programme dial.
    Today we saw our GP who prescribed
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  4. Trackmatic now supply the very latest in elderly and dementia patient tracking

    Trackmatic now offer there new telecare tracking service.
    http://www.trackmatic.co.uk/products/

    The system enables the user to receive alerts if one of there loved ones leaves an area programmed in the system.

    Call now to discuss how we can protect your loved ones
    01279 879000
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  5. Bloomin' Agency Support

    3 days a week, Mil goes to a day centre, 10.30 till 2.30 pm. On the same 3 days, the CPN/SW have arranged that a support staff, provided by a local agency, will collect Mil from day care and return her home for 5.15 - the agency staff are 'only' available from 3pm, so the centre have kindly agreed that Mil can stay on there till the support staff can pick her up.

    It got off to a bad start with the agency - the very first day, the member of staff who's name we had been given was replaced ...
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