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At this point in time I am recording events to give the reader an idea of life with dementia the elephant in the room.  Mixed dementia following stroke is a double whammy as you are never sure what is the cause of presentation. Energy levels are a prime issue here and at the moment M is having another doze on the sofa: the third today.

M does not look as if she is in her mid 70’s.  It would be easy to guess she is younger than me with my natural hair colour; rather white now. M has low lights to tone down her fair hair.  She is 9 years my senior very slim and can outwalk me in speed and distance.  My bilateral hip replacements can’t be used as an excuse for lagging behind her on the cliff path and in the swimming baths.  However, I have always been better than her at bobbing off at the drop of a hat, even when football is on the television.   She is catching me up on the dozing front on a daily basis.

Following stroke we were advised that M would have P J or Duvet Days.  They seem to be on us with a greater frequency in the last few weeks. The concern with vascular dementia is if this is a dip or a sign of further dementia : only time will tell.  Therefore my development of this Blog tends to take place when M is resting her eyes  (so nothing fancy on here at the moment more a diary of events).

Unfortunately, blogging also has to be to fitted in with a 1001 other things.  Not complaining but life as a carer for your loved one is 24/7.  Better get off and check that tea is moving on nicely.

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