Monthly Archives: October 2016

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

Alan had always been extremely interested in cars and motor racing, particularly Formula One.  He would often spend hours, just polishing the same section of his truck.  I knew where he was, he was out in the fresh air and seemed content and pleased that he had a job.  Other times when he became agitated ... Read More
 

LUCY BEAGLE

I continued to take him out every day in the car, just driving around.  Then I thought we could do something more useful, so I signed us up for Meals on Wheels.  Alan loved it, he was still ambulatory, he would carry the food to the recipient and always had something funny to say, so ... Read More
 

SPECIAL DELIVERY

Fortunately, I had been able to go to a few meetings and it was still safe to leave Alan alone at home for just over an hour.  When I left him he was usually in his Office, deep in concentration doing his drawing, so I always left him with plenty of coffee and biscuits, gave ... Read More
 

SOUL SISTERS

At the meetings there were a mixed group of people – wives, husbands, daughters, significant others; some of the people were caregiving at home, some had help, others like me were on their own and a few had already put their loved ones into care.  Everyone had a different story, we were all different ages, ... Read More