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Gosh I can't believe it's so l ... by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Gosh I can't believe it's so long since I posted. I do come here and I read everyones blogs, I feel all those awful feelings, and it helps. Reading other carers blogs real ... Read on »
"When I die I'm going to sit on a cloud all day & paint!" by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Thats what my mum used to tell me growing up. She loved all things artistic. Finding activities that keep mum occupied but not overwhelmed can be a challenge. We stumbled ... Read on »
4 Months since Nursing Home Placement by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mum has been in the nursing home for 4 months now. The time has flown by and I still feel like I am trying to keep up with 'life' a lot of the time. I have just come back fr ... Read on »
Back to Hospital next week. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mum has to go back to hospital next week for a minor procedure. Minor for her, major for me! Even though it is only day surgery we need to go down the night before as the hosp ... Read on »
Carer Isolation. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mr Mans Wife has written a very thoughtful post: Solidarity, about the isolation of carers and the serious lack of carer blogs in the blogosphere. As a very new blogger I am ... Read on »
De Je Vue by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mum is going down hill fast as far as her dementia goes. She has become much more agitated and annoyed lately. She requires a lot of care and much more assistance with self ca ... Read on »
Feel like I just can't cope tonight. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It is 1 am and I can't sleep. I am tired, but I just feel so down tonight. My hubby and kids have all told me at different times in the last 2 weeks that this doesn't feel lik ... Read on »
First Christmas went well. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Yesterday was the first Christmas I have not spent with mum, and it went well for both of us. Mum spent the day with her sister and had a lovely time and I spent the day with ... Read on »
It's my turn now... by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving For the last few months I've been very sick and unable to do much at all and I haven't been able to visit mum or talk with her on the phone until yesterday. When I phoned her ... Read on »
It's time to resume this blog... by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mum has now been in the nursing home for over a year. Up until recently she has been very happy there and settled. She told me on a few occasions that she is glad I made t ... Read on »
It's time to resume this blog... by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mum has now been in the nursing home for over a year. Up until recently she has been very happy there and settled. She told me on a few occasions that she is glad I made the d ... Read on »
Keeping up appearances! by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mum has lately been paying a great deal of attention to her fingernails. She wanted some nail polish so she chose a bright pink colour and now she paints her nails twice a day ... Read on »
Latest visit... by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I went and visited mum on the weekend. I always leave with mixture of emotions. I feel reassured that she is well cared for and feels safe & loved at the home and I feel a lon ... Read on »
Letter from mum... by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I received a letter from mum today. She has sent me back a letter that I sent her a few weeks ago. The paper was A4 and instead of folding it to put it in the envelope she has ... Read on »
Locked ward move coming up. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Mum has gone downhill really rapidly in the last 5 weeks. She is out of the happy, placid childlike stage and now mainly worrying, stressed, paranoid and suspicious. She had o ... Read on »
Mixed Emotions. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Thanks to Dee for awarding me this Totally Fabulous Award. Dee also pointed me in the direction of a few other Alzheimer's blogs that have been really helpful to me. More a ... Read on »
Mothers Day on a runaway train. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I'd planned to spend the weekend with mum for mothers day, looking forward to seeing her again, hoping she hasn't deteriorated too much in the last couple of weeks. So I boo ... Read on »
Moving on. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Well things are moving very fast. Yesterday I was contacted by one of the places I applied to and offered a place for mum. I was really surprised when I got the phone call. In ... Read on »
O Bed, Delicious Bed! by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.~ Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg - Her Dream It has been a week since Mum went into the nursing ho ... Read on »
On the mend. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I an feeling a bit better now than I was but still not quite right. This morning I made a big effort to look very healthy and convinced mum to go back to daycare. I got dress ... Read on »