The confusion of concepts

The confusion of concepts

The hardest thing I find with Dad at the moment is trying to explain concepts to him. Explaining relationships, geography and dreams have become almost daily struggles. Take this afternoon’s interaction as an example: Dad distressed as he shuffles down the stairs in...
This week Dad stopped walking

This week Dad stopped walking

It seems within the space of a week, dementia forced open a little wider its door into the future to reveal another of its machinations. Dad stopped walking on his own. It hasn’t helped that his deteriorating ability to balance and loss of spatial awareness is...
How I live with a short attention span

How I live with a short attention span

When it comes to starting things, I’m like a match that’s just been struck – an explosion of heat, energy and purpose. I’ve sailed through life with this unending source of curiosity and excitement about all my new ventures (and adventures). But just as every...