I know that to many of you this is just another night the same as any other night but I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and send you all a virtual hug and to tell you all that you are doing an amazing job.
11 years down the dementia road I would like to wish all of those who are on this wonderful helpline the very best for next year. It may not be easy (understatement) living the life of a carer, but we all do our best and therefore deserve to look forward to a good year with our loved ones difficult as it is. I hope you find peace and that you will be able to get some well earned rest. Whatever happens you are all doing your best so give yourselves a pat on the back and I wish you a very good nights sleep. Every night.!!!xxxx
Happy new year to everyone xx
Please keep fighting, we just cannot let them ignore this disease or downgrade as they have done for years, it’s the worst thing ever and until you have dealt with it you just wouldn’t have a clue
Well done to everyone who is caring xx
In days gone by we would have had the whole family here and neighbours popping in and out after the bells, but after the upset and strain of Christmas, I told the Daughters that we would prefer a quiet night at home. It was far from quiet with OH off to bed by 7.00pm and up and down all evening demanding help to get dressed as he thought he had slept and it was morning. He was woken by the fireworks at midnight and we stood on the front door-step to watch them, me in my PJs, OH in his PJ trousers and a shirt and tie. A kiss and a 'Happy New Year' and so to bed.
This am there are pictures on Facebook of the family having a great time, partying together with their friends. This is what I wanted and I am content.