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Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Grannie G, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    At the risk of 'talking up trouble', I see no mention of sundowning either yesterday or today. Is that correct, I wonder?
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
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    So glad you're back in your home again, BeadieJay, even if it doesn't feel like yours. I suppose if everything is new and immaculate, It's a bit like a hotel room, impersonal, with no memories.

    But you'll soon make it your own again, and once you've yelled at the kids a few times for kicking the table legs, and spilling juce........:eek:

    Hope you all have a relaxing holiday, you deserve it after all that upheaval.
     
  3. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
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    I am so pleased that today was good and Dhiren enjoyed it - wonderful that he had 'a blast from the past'. (took me sometime to remember this phrase!!).

    I hope Friday is as successful. Love Jan
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
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    Sylvia, that sounds wonderful. Is the shop permanent, so that Dhiren can visit every time you go to the cafe?

    And how wonderful to have all that support. You must think you've gone to heaven. No wonder paul is impressed.

    Love,
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,084
    Kent
    Thanks folks. :)

    Lynne.....Sundowning? It`s changed somehow, but so far, for the better.

    Friends have invited us to stay for a couple of days. We will not stay with them, but in a small hotel. All being well we will go next Tuesday until Thursday. Dhiren is very excited and really looking forwards to this break.
    Occasionally he asks if we can go to Manchester. But when I tell him there is no-one there for us, and remind him of our coming break, he is so pleased, it satisfies him.

    The Book.
    Dhiren asked if the book is a success and sells well, will I go with him to India and help him to find where his mother was cremated.
     
  6. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland

    Of course you will, Sylvia. It will be part of your round-the-world promotion tour.

    And when Bollywood buys the film rights..........:)

    Glad you're feeling confident enough to have a break, it will do you so much good.

    Love,
     
  7. Cliff

    Cliff Registered User

    Jun 29, 2007
    777
    North Wales
    Oh Sylvia,

    It all sounds good.

    You both deserve it.

    Love to you both,
     
  8. Chrissyan

    Chrissyan Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    570
    N E England
    What a lovely positive few days you have both had Sylvia.:D:D
     
  9. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    :) :) :) Fingers crossed
     

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  10. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
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    Evening Sylvia

    Who would have guessed that would have happened - something for Dhiren to really relate to:)

    Also you're going away for a few days - wow this is great.

    This is all so encouraging because it's not that long ago that things were dire. Now there are good things again. It all helps to take heart.

    Now if only your book could get done as quickly as Dhiren thinks it could:D

    Love to you Sylvia

    Helen
     
  11. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Sylvia..what a turn around..

    Dhiren sounds really animated and positive..

    And the support is there for you too.....:)

    Who'd have thought a few weeks ago that these things would be happening...it's reassuring to know that good can come out of bad...

    After the struggle you've had for support..I'm delighted for you...

    Love gigi xx
     
  12. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,854
    Wigan, Lancs
    Sylvia,

    It sounds like you've had 2 really positive days and that Dhiren is accepting help, which in turn helps you.

    I hope going away for a couple of days will be a break for both you and Dhiren. And the sun's gonna shine... :cool:... for a couple of days at least.... :rolleyes:
     
  13. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
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    Dear Silvia

    I hope this all continues X
    Sending love
    Barb & Ron XX
     
  14. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,084
    Kent
    Thank you so much

    Because so many on TP have been through this journey with me, and know so well how things have been,
    you really can appreciate how big a turnaround we have had since the crisis which resulted in Dhiren ending up on an assessment ward.

    Never in a million years could I have imagined it to turn out like this and I am so grateful......to everyone on TP who has been `with` me and to the professional support that has been better than I could ever have hoped for.

    I know it won`t last for ever but I`m certainly going to make the most of it while I can.

    LOve xx
     
  15. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    Hi Sylvia

    Good on you Sylvia.

    Love Helen
     
  16. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,084
    Kent
    I needed to go to the station to buy the tickets for our short break away.

    I know I can book online, but I get in a muddle. :eek:

    It is very warm and we were in the garden. I thought I could nip out.

    When Dhiren heard I was going to the station he insisted on coming with.

    Alarm bells rang. :eek: But how could I refuse.

    He was ready in no time. :rolleyes: Well before me. :eek::eek:

    But when we got there, he sat down and left it all to me. Phew!!:)
     
  17. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,191
    Toronto, Canada
    Sylvia,
    Here's to the good times continuing. It really does seem that you are in a balanced phase - long may it last!

    I loved that Dhiren had such a great chat with the shopkeeper. I'm sure he (the shopkeeper) is quite used to people with AD. He may well know someone with AD. I bet Dhiren felt fabulous, talking shop.

    Glad the station visit went well also. What area do your friends live in? Is it a long journey? Enjoy, enjoy.

    Love,
     
  18. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,084
    Kent
    Hello Joanne

    Our friends live in the Midlands about 200 miles away. Not far by Canadian Standards, but a four hour journey, including crossing London, so it could be quite tiring for Dhiren.

    But if we don`t try, we`ll never know will we?
     
  19. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,084
    Kent
    Who would believe it?

    Dhiren woke this morning and said;

    D `We`re not going to move from here are we?`
    S `Of course not.`
    D ``I had a dream we were looking for a new house. I don`t want to move from here. I like it here. This is our home.

    And to top it all, we haven`t had an episode of sundowning since July 18th.
     
  20. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hello Sylvia,

    This is an amazing turnaround for Dhiren....:)

    I'm delighted that you seem to have enetered a more "tranquil" phase...

    ...and that you're making the most of it....:D

    Long may it last!!

    Love gigi xx
     
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