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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 »
The Carers Alliance by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Well mum is all settled in and seems to be happy where she is. We have been catching up on a lot of sleep and I think it will take us some time to fully recover from the last ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
"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 »
The Long Goodbye. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Thanks for the messages of support, they do help me to not feel so alone in all this. The last few weeks have been very difficult. I think I needed to have a 'mini-meltdown'.. ... 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 »
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 »
The Sick Bed. by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I have been unwell for a few days and need to rest and not do much. Mum has refused to go to day care, she wants to take care of me. All she can do safely is get me a glass of ... 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 »
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 »