Category Archives: Caring

June 26 2013

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had seen a demo of a robot which is part of a research project at La Trobe Uni, Melbourne. The research being undertaken is with assistive social robots to see if … Continue reading

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June 18 2013

Weekend respite care turned out to be a huge success. My wife is already looking forward to the next time. She was so much more switched on and responsive when we got home on Sunday afternoon. Maintaining that level of … Continue reading

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June 14 2013

I have just now returned home after dropping my wife off for a weekend of respite care. This is is the first time we have had this offered to us by the people at Banksia Day Centre. It has all … Continue reading

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June 5 2013

We had some sad news this week. Our family doctor, Dr George, died 3 weeks ago. We had been his patients for 13 years and always found him to be helpful and understanding. The saddest part of this is that … Continue reading

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May 22 2013

Since I have no knowledge of who is reading this blog, (apart from some family members and some close friends) I think it is appropriate that I restate the objectives of having this diary. If someone finds this blog via … Continue reading

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May 15

My posts are coming more frequently at the moment because more things are happening. Last night I experienced a classic case of sundowning with my wife. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Dementia_and_sundowning This has never happened before and was quite an eye opener for me. … Continue reading

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May 8

Two more weeks have passed on the Creative Caring course. Week 4 was about stimulating and soothing the senses. Ideas were put forward about how to stimulate or sooth all 5 senses of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. A … Continue reading

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