Feeling the benefits of inserting a pause

I (mostly) love our life. The infinite variety, frequent uncertainty, and adventurousness we experience. Occasionally it becomes overwhelming. Especially the recent 14 weeks non-stop working portion! I'm confident 2018 promises to bring many gifts our way; I'm also anticipating a few challenges. Mum will be a cause for concern as her Alzheimer's continues to take … Continue reading Feeling the benefits of inserting a pause

A rather subdued Xmas

Thank you to everyone for their loving thoughts and wishes. Understandably blog writing hasn't been on my agenda recently, but I wanted to update you all a little on progress (or lack of it!) ... After 48 hours of very little response, dad suddenly woke up on the Friday afternoon, 12th December, had a look … Continue reading A rather subdued Xmas

A delayed diagnosis of dementia – is it too late?

When we returned to England from New Zealand last March, I noticed a significant change in my dad. His memory was poor, and his capacity for engaging with others was nowhere as near as it had been when we'd previously seen him 12 months before. His eyesight wasn't too good either, but he insisted on … Continue reading A delayed diagnosis of dementia – is it too late?