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Sally

Sally

Carer
for a person with dementia

Without any previous experience or training, I took on the role of Carer for my husband, Robert (sometimes affectionately referred to as Wriggle Bum or 'WB'), in May 2011, when he was discharged from hospital, after spending 4 months in the Stroke Unit.

His many physical problems continue, with the added increase of his various types of dementia.

He continues to be a joy. I continue to be blessed

Sally

I normally eat my lunch standing up, as I prepare Wriggly Bum's. Time for a treat today, my excuse being that my hernias are playing up, So, I am going to sit at the table, with my soup spoon in my right hand, and the Parish Magazine in the other.

Sally

Time out can be difficult to arrange, and costly, because unless  you are lucky enough to be surrounded by a network of voluntary sitters, you pay for one.

Sally

After a bad night of post operative discomfort, I  switched the alarm off at 6 a.m, but foolishly stayed put, promising myself another few divine duvet minutes.

Sally

I would describe my husband as kind, gentle, caring, appreciative, loyal, friendly, generous, tolerant, forgiving, uncomplaining, courageous, stoical, helpful, polite, well mannered...

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