Mum and me at Bryngarw Country Park

Finding the Contented Dementia formula

Last Friday, mum burst into tears when I arrived at the care home. She was upset about not being able to pay for lunch, having accumulated debts, and having to rely on others. Lunch is included and she’s not in debt, but yes, she is relying on others. Through her tears, she explained that her … Continue reading Finding the Contented Dementia formula

Mum and I at the local pub, Horse and Groom.

Introduction to Julia’s dementia blog

My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in October 2015 following a series of mini strokes that meant she no longer recognized the home she had lived in for twenty years. Following the move to a care home, I have been trying to learn how to make her days less anxious than they invariably are. … Continue reading Introduction to Julia’s dementia blog