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Table Of Contents

Another day – 19 July 2006
First signs, last words – 20 July 2006
Trousers and light bulb – 21 July 2006
Problems and solutions – 22 July 2006
Dealing with cash – 23 July 2006
Family tree – 24 July 2006
Who are we? – 25 July 2006
Day care dramas – 26 July 2006
‘Manoeuvring’ our parents – 27 July 2006
Our mother’s descent – 28 July 2006
Much ado about nothing – 29 July 2006
Too many cooks – 30 July 2006
Our father’s descent – 31 July 2006
Barely holding it together – 1 August 2006
Win some, lose some – 2 August 2006
Talking to my mother – 3 August 2006
Seeing things through our parents’ eyes – 4 August 2006
Mood swings – 5 August 2006
Mood swings – 6 August 2006
Being a ‘carer’ – 7 August 2006
The funny side – 8 August 2006
The matter remains unresolved – 9 August 2006
Our parents’ house – 10 August 2006
R.E.S.P.E.C.T – 12 August 2006
Telephonicus umbilicus – 13 August 2006
We’ve seen better days – 14 August 2006
We’ve seen better days – 16 August 2006
Where? – 18 August 2006
Evil Eddy and the good pill – 29 August 2006
Angel of vengeance – 30 August 2006
Knowing where to start – 31 August 2006
The list – 1 September 2006
The cats – 2 September 2006
The cats – 3 September 2006
Aricept’s arid reception – 4 September 2006
Entropy – 5 September 2006
Tyranny of detail – 6 September 2006
The curious cost of Aricept – 7 September 2006
Aggression – 8 September 2006
Mum’s hit list – 9 September 2006
Retirement – 10 September 2006
Round and round and round and – 11 September 2006
Conflicting goals – 12 September 2006
More on being a ‘carer’ – 13 September 2006
Passing the baton – 14 September 2006
No bones broken – 15 September 2006
Fading memories – 16 September 2006
Meals on Wheels – 30 September 2006
The aged mind – 2 October 2006
Cat empire – 3 October 2006
Look who’s talking (in a manner of speaking) – 4 October 2006
Phone manners – 5 October 2006
Heart of the matter – 6 October 2006
The cats – 7 October 2006
Fiscal insecurity – 9 October 2006
Biff! Ow! Slap! Hey! – 10 October 2006
Ratchet Pill Enforcement, Inc. – 11 October 2006
Hoarding – 12 October 2006
Normality – 13 October 2006
Photographic memory – 14 October 2006
Back when I were a lad – 15 October 2006
To a long life – 16 October 2006
5BX – 17 October 2006
Symphony in D mentia – 18 October 2006
Snapshot 2001 – 19 October 2006
Snapshot 2000 – 20 October 2006
Just our luck – 21 October 2006
Mother and son – 22 October 2006
Telephone numbers – 24 October 2006
Snapshot 1996 – 25 October 2006
Brain scans – 27 October 2006
Misnomers – 28 October 2006
Starting up (a five-month review) – 29 October 2006
Falling down – 30 October 2006
Journey of no return – 1 November 2006
Forebodings – 2 November 2006
Telephone tag – 3 November 2006
The forces are assembling – 4 November 2006
Manoeuvres – 5 November 2006
Wash day – 6 November 2006
A nasty surprise – 7 November 2006
Another voice – 8 November 2006
ACAT woman – 9 November 2006
The dirt report – 10 November 2006
Clan Gathering – 11 November 2006
Getting a good deal at the life shop – 12 November 2006
Number one – 13 November 2006
Dramatis personae – 14 November 2006
A bit more death – 15 November 2006
And yet more – 16 November 2006
I don’t know if you understand this – 17 November 2006
Nothing special – 19 November 2006
Some ideas – 20 November 2006
Some more ideas – 21 November 2006
Pre-meeting meeting – 22 November 2006
Watchfulness – 23 November 2006
Loose ends – 24 November 2006
The big meeting – 25 November 2006
Camerama – 26 November 2006
Notes to family – 28 November 2006
Miscellany – 29 November 2006
Not quite as planned – 30 November 2006
Being all pathetic – 1 December 2006
Dinner is served – 2 December 2006
A good day – 4 December 2006
Expect the unexpected – 5 December 2006
Small world – 6 December 2006
Don’t panic! – 7 December 2006
After this, no more, I promise – 9 December 2006
Fading from memory – 10 December 2006
Mrs Spite comes to town – 11 December 2006
I don’t believe it! – 12 December 2006
Chalk and cheese – 13 December 2006
Grannie-cam is go! – 14 December 2006
Family revelations – 15 December 2006
Absolutely maddening – 16 December 2006
Cure or care? My view – 17 December 2006
Losing it – 18 December 2006
Fingers in the bathroom – 19 December 2006
Christmas party – 20 December 2006
Mum and dad – 21 December 2006
Animals at the zoo – 23 December 2006
Christmas sneer and ill-will – 25 December 2006
A spot of bad luck – 26 December 2006
Retribution – 27 December 2006
Hard but fair – 30 December 2006
I stumble in – 31 December 2006
Sacrifices – 2 January 2007
Get out of my life! – 3 January 2007
Poor old dad – 4 January 2007
Soap opera – 5 January 2007
Household entropy – 6 January 2007
Live by the sword – 7 January 2007
Grim tales – 8 January 2007
Devil and the deep blue sea – 10 January 2007
Roadmap for peace – 11 January 2007
Doctorama – 12 January 2007
Blessing in disguise – 14 January 2007
So far, so good – 16 January 2007
From bad to worse – 17 January 2007
How do you feel? – 18 January 2007
More medical capers – 20 January 2007
Sunny day, clouded mind – 22 January 2007
New drug – 23 January 2007
Catch-22 – 24 January 2007
Compromised – 25 January 2007
Money worries – 26 January 2007
Dad’s secret life – 27 January 2007
The big question – 28 January 2007
The big question – 29 January 2007
Love – 30 January 2007
The big question – 1 February 2007
Enjoyable visit – 2 February 2007
Nurse, nurse – 3 February 2007
The big question – 4 February 2007
Social services: can we fix them? – 5 February 2007
Risperidone off – 6 February 2007
Panic stations – 7 February 2007
Phones: blessing and curse – 9 February 2007
Living dead – 11 February 2007
Worst of both worlds – 11 February 2007
Unconscious incompetence revisited – 13 February 2007
Grannie-cam catches on – 14 February 2007
Phone or peace, but not both – 15 February 2007
Dad’s old tongue – 18 February 2007
Making hay – 20 February 2007
Dad doesn’t get it – 21 February 2007
Keeping on – 22 February 2007
Losing it – 27 February 2007
Redolence – 3 March 2007
Routine – 8 March 2007
Pathetic – 12 March 2007
Risperidone back – 16 March 2007
Subjects of discussion – 23 March 2007
Turning point – 29 March 2007
Mother’s little helper – 30 March 2007
Oops! – 8 April 2007
We’re not hungry, we’re hungry – 9 April 2007
Call me – 10 April 2007
Haircuts and uppercuts – 15 April 2007
Unhappy birthday – 24 April 2007
Measures of decline – 27 April 2007
The kinky monkey – 6 May 2007
Dog’s dinner – 27 May 2007
I’s dotted, T’s crossed – 30 May 2007
Telling evidence – 1 June 2007
Taking no reply for an answer – 3 June 2007
Rust never sleeps – 5 June 2007
Madwoman’s breakfast – 7 June 2007
Fancy of flight – 17 June 2007
Apologia – 14 August 2007
Creative ways with food – 17 August 2007
Dealing with toilets – 1 September 2007
A history for the doctor – 18 September 2007
Mixed bag – 22 September 2007
From bad to worse, once more – 27 September 2007
Strange tales – 12 October 2007
Not using the pot, and using the pot – 26 October 2007
Light at the end of the tunnel – 6 November 2007
Cyclic entrainment – 19 November 2007
Bad week so far – 28 November 2007
Signs, keys and disagreements – 13 December 2007
Dearth of merriment – 28 December 2007
Attack on the sense – 30 December 2007
Mumble mumble – 7 January 2008
Pills – 8 January 2008
Phone, clock, computer – 28 January 2008
“It’s a good week when – 1 February 2008
Two more things – 2 February 2008
It’s amusing – 5 February 2008
Here is the news – 6 February 2008
Almost perfect – 9 February 2008
What not to do next time – 9 February 2008
So far, so good – 10 February 2008
Family benefits – 16 February 2008
Reports of mum’s death – 16 February 2008
Money matters – 20 February 2008
Horse and carriage – 22 February 2008
Telephonic mania – 25 February 2008
More telephonic mania – 26 February 2008
Telephonic mania III, the madness returns – 29 February 2008
Good or bad – 4 March 2008
Moving on – 4 March 2008
Glad that’s over – 6 March 2008
Settling in – 8 March 2008
Breaking out – 10 March 2008
Pressing on – 8 April 2008
A sudden turn for the worse – 15 April 2008
Details I missed yesterday – 16 April 2008
Getting a bit better – 18 April 2008
Three visits – 20 April 2008
Putting the story together – 21 April 2008
Looking back and forward – 21 April 2008
Incident report – 22 April 2008
Future sealed – 23 April 2008
Another day, another room – 24 April 2008
Seeing with my own eyes – 17 August 2008
Dad’s prognosis – 18 August 2008
How to mess it all up in 20 mins – 24 August 2008
Fading picture – 27 August 2008
Good visit – 29 August 2008
A step closer – 1 September 2008
Saying goodbye – 2 September 2008
Overnight vigil – 3 September 2008
Aftermath – 4 September 2008
The arrangements begin – 4 September 2008
Funeral set – 5 September 2008
Last night – 11 September 2008
And today – 11 September 2008
Excavations – 18 September 2008
Clearing up – 25 September 2008
Follow-ups – 26 September 2008
Unnecessary complications – 10 October 2008
More threads – 23 October 2008
Reappearances – 30 October 2008
Amateur hour – 31 October 2008
Falling over – 23 November 2008
One step forward, two steps back – 25 November 2008
More hospital news – 25 November 2008
Could be worse – 26 November 2008
Mum’s deterioration – 7 December 2008
And now mum goes – 10 December 2008
Together – 13 December 2008
New phase – 18 December 2008
Forward – 7 January 2009
The end game – 2 June 2009
Post scriptum – 27 July 2009
Fading from memory – 8 September 2008
Afterword
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‘Fading From Memory’ is a son’s personal journal covering the period 2006-2009, during which his parents are first diagnosed with, and eventually succumb to, Alzheimer’s disease. The journal follows the family’s responses to the progressively more desperate needs of their parents with humour, insight, compassion, exasperation, enterprise and, finally, resignation. This book paints a raw, honest, but at times also heartwarming, picture of what really happens when Alzheimer’s strikes - twice. The author exhibits a deep and natural curiosity about what is happening to his parents' minds, how they came to be as they are, what steps can be taken to alleviate their troubles, and what choices the family has available. As fast as problems come at them, the family put up solutions, until eventually they can do no more. Throughout this very testing time, suffered by all the family, the author's humour enables him, and the reader, to step back and take stock, refresh the spirit, and return to the battle renewed.
‘Fading From Memory’ is a son’s personal journal covering the period 2006-2009, during which his parents are first diagnosed with, and eventually succumb to, Alzheimer’s disease. The journal follows the family’s responses to the progressively more desperate needs of their parents with humour, insight, compassion, exasperation, enterprise and, finally, resignation. This book paints a raw, honest, but at times also heartwarming, picture of what really happens when Alzheimer’s strikes - twice. The author exhibits a deep and natural curiosity about what is happening to his parents' minds, how they came to be as they are, what steps can be taken to alleviate their troubles, and what choices the family has available. As fast as problems come at them, the family put up solutions, until eventually they can do no more. Throughout this very testing time, suffered by all the family, the author's humour enables him, and the reader, to step back and take stock, refresh the spirit, and return to the battle renewed.

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