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 […]

Wanted: ‘No tears’ toothpaste


Out of the most humiliating things you can tell a grown woman she should or needs to do, to brush her teeth has to be at the top of the list. It clearly implies two things: 1. Your breath stinks; you have got no sense of hygiene: i.e. you are dirty. 2. You should be […]

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 […]