Maintaining Routines: Nights, Mornings and Social Services

On Sunday night after I had gone to bed, mum had a fall in the care home. Going to the toilet, groggy with sleep, she tumbled forward and banged her head on the basin as she fell. The care home staff alerted me after they called an ambulance. I pulled on some clothes and drove … Continue reading Maintaining Routines: Nights, Mornings and Social Services

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