Relying on Tom & Jerry…

It is Tuesday, which is meant to be my day of adding some humour into our lives… other than the Tom and Jerry cartoon via the link below, my tank is a bit low. I know there are lots of family stories lurking in the recesses of my mind,many of them very funny, and all…

Dementia and pain

Occasionally I am a confused younger person (!), but the topic of pain is of interest. When nursing in aged and dementia care in the 70’s and early 80’s, pain was not discussed or considered unless there was an obvious ‘injury’. As a carer for three PWD living in RAC in more recent times, it…

The Dementia Swan

The Dementia Swan, gliding through the water, legs paddling us in the direction we want to go, until we don’t know where we’re going… Then they either stop, or paddle us around in circles! Most people rarely see the paddling under the surface, rarely understand the effort it takes to keep those legs paddling, the one…

The effect of grief

The effect of grief these last few weeks has been that my energy and paddling has not been able to keep up with finding the ideas to write or edit many my own blogs. My draft folder is full, but still I have not been able to complete many, and so I’ve ‘cheated’ on many days……

Dementia and losing control

For the times I want to indulge myself with some R&R, I spend time trawling other blogs, many that I subscribe to. I often read something called the Oracle Report provided on a link from One World Rising, and one phrase today stood out like the proverbial dogs balls!!! It has given life to a draft I had started…

A night at the Opera

For almost my whole life I had dreamed of attending an opera at Teatro alla Scala , and in 2011, we were there. It wasn’t an opera, but a modern ballet as it was the only performance available the time we were there, but it was enough. Just being there was enough. I have little…

Lost to dementia or WordPress?

A couple of weeks ago I ‘lost’ a blog post, and the day after I asked for someone to tell me if they had received it, and thankfully one lovely friend (DR) sent me the email she received into her Inbox, so I actually have proof of it!! But where the hell did it go, and…