Category Archives: residential aged care

3 February 2017

In December I was invited to speak at a Men’s Shed near where I live. For information about Australian Men’s Shed organisation go to http://www.mensheds.org.au/  The one I was invited to address is part of New Peninsula Baptist Church, based … Continue reading

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It has been nearly a year since my last post and I feel a bit guilty about that. But today is a significant anniversary and I think deserves a special mention here. It is now 3 years since my wife … Continue reading

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11 September 2014

Just over 3 weeks ago I moved my wife from the aged care facility she has been residing for the last year. I was offered a room in the dementia wing of the aged care facility in the retirement village where … Continue reading

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August 19 2014

I have been reading ‘Loving Someone Who Has Dementia’ by Pauline Ross, PhD. The subtitle is ‘How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief’. I found the book very helpful in putting into words the emotions I have … Continue reading

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Bleeding brains – Part 2

When my wife moved into residential care I wrote that I probably would not make any new posts on here. This is mainly because my role as sole caregiver was no longer a valid claim. Since my episode in early … Continue reading

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19 February 2014

I have started reading blogs by others involved in caring for or living with dementia. It is good for me to see things from their perspectives. Every now and then I read something which really touches and moves me. Here … Continue reading

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28 October 2013

It is 12 weeks since my wife moved into residential care. It has been a fairly lonely time for me, particularly in the evenings and mornings.  Preparing meals for one person is harder to do than I thought. I either … Continue reading

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