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- Bexley in Kent nr London
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- Partner has AIDs Dementia Complex and both want to give and need the support of those who can empathise
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on 31-01-2011 at 07:34 PM
Sometimes living with and caring for someone with dementia is a life lived in fear.
This weekend was one of those times. A short break away became much shorter than anticipated when the hotel management complained about my Partner on 3 occasions within just 6 hours.
When found wandering naked, it was the last straw for me. I had done everything reasonable to avoid this situation and yet it still happened. So I packed our bags, checked out and drove home!
on 05-08-2010 at 09:02 PM
I really don't know whether to be flattered or outraged. Today someone at work said to me that I reminded them of the "fat one of the Gay couple" in Benidorm on TV.
He said I have that cutting tongue just like him.
Well I suppose to be remembered is better than not to be noticed at all, even when God help me; I have been likened to a stereotype in the most outrageous, non political comedy and parody of the British on holiday!!!!
on 11-06-2010 at 04:11 PM
Losing my business means the horror of having to spend all my time as Carer is becoming a reality. It just terrifies me. It was only refuge back to sanity away from all the challenging behaviour and the erratic emotional instability. Where am I headed now? All I want is a bit of my own life back! Is it too much to ask?
on 07-06-2010 at 05:58 AM
More than a downturn really, more like leap off a cliff. That's where my Business is headed. There was me thinking I was recession proof! You fool
The end of an era, more change and upheaval and I'm not ready to retire. If I could have just managed a few more years then I would be out of it.
But all my best laid plans are on the Bonfire and Mark...well maybe there is a happy place in the dementia, a recession proof unworried existence. An idyllic world with a Yellow Brick Road
on 17-03-2010 at 02:23 PM
Was listening to the radio whilst doing the washing and they were talking about getting old, buss pass, zimmer frames, hearing aids the lot and then he said and I quote "Getting old is not about becoming graceful far from it, getting old is about becoming disgraceful, growing old as disgracefully as possible" Well thats made my day today