I popped in on mum and dad the other day. Mum, increasingly, thinks it’s a long time since she saw me. That makes me very sad. And, although she has always had lots of mood swings, her moods are changing much more differently now, as we also have a lot of tears in the mix
……Continue reading The D word ‘Dementia’ (Vascular) and mum
I am always promoting mindfulness and how to be ‘in the moment’, but today I tried another exercise – Being mindful about
what I can remember from the last week in terms of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It has worked well for me, in order to be in touch with
……Continue reading Mindfulness after the event; what can you remember in the past week? Plus it’s a great writing tip and writing therapy!
Yep, it’s another rhyming ditty/poem thing… 🙂
my echium pininanna
Six weeks today, my mum fell down the stairs
I thought this time, supporting her, was more than I could bear
But she came out of ICU, trauma ward, and now can walk
Even though she is slow, needs a Zimmer frame,
……Continue reading The worst day of my life, thus far, in my forty one years – mum and vascular dementia
Britain’s Got Talent has finished now. It cheered me up and now I feel low again. I hate dementia and Schizophrenia right now (I’m allowing myself to, just for today) – they seem to have ruined everything for mum. My poor mum (and dad) So much yet to do about mums future care and I
……Continue reading I hate dementia, schizophrenia and mental illness – just for today.