They only care if you do it for free!


They only feel sorry for those who do it for free! But how about those who chose to do it regardless of how hard it is? When I first started my job as a carer for a patient with dementia I began writing this blog and I would feel embarrassed about the comments and messaged […]

The wrinkly young lady


Incidents of Dorothy seeming to be stuck in the past were not rare. And when I say ‘past’ I don’t mean last week – I mean several years, decades ago. Come on, her seat in the living room seemed to be strategically placed to check out the men walking past the house, and the way […]

The Kind Sister


My struggles getting Dorothy to get in the bath and get changed, put on her make-up and look presentable for the day were just beginning. Although after the ‘tights’ incident’ she seemed to almost instantly forget what had happened, that still didn’t take anything away from the despair of the moment. I would have to […]

The 50ish lady with tights on


So after so much pondering there was no question about it. I signed on to becoming a dementia carer for at least a year. Now the question wasn’t of whether I would stay on the job, but it was of how I would survive it. Me and Dorothy just kept clashing! How I would get […]