Category: Dementia Related Post

All Dementia related items. What I have researched, my thoughts and my life living with my Dementia.

The Mad Book Chapter 5

Treatments a-bound! Predominantly the Victorian Era meant treatments for most conditions consisted of surgery. With a few notable exceptions, such as Laudanum and Strychnine, drug treatments were not available. Unfortunately, the treatment of the mentally ill was no different. There was little understanding of the causes of mental […]

The Mad Book Chapter 4

Daily life in Hotel Madhouse. It was very much a prison or workhouse type model where strict segregation rules applied. However, if you were a so-called private patent, someone had paid for you to be there, some lucky wife maybe, they would share a ward with a few […]

The Mad Book Chapter 3

In the last chapter, I talked about how the term Dementia has nothing but negative connotations. I’ll now show you how this term went from bad to a whole lot worse! Welcome to, The Hotel Madhouse! Ok, I agree, The Hotel Madhouse isn’t accurate, so I’ll use the […]

The Mad Book Chapter 2

Well, I’m going to start at a place that you might not think is important, but I do, and as I’m writing this, you’ll have to put up with it or go elsewhere. I’m going to start by looking at the word Dementia! You see, the word sets […]

The Mad Book Chapter 1

Dementia! We all know what it is, don’t we? Well, I’ll start by taking you to the World Health Organization and giving you their 10 Facts on Dementia.  Please Note: Before you read what’s below, understand that these statements address Dementia understanding and care around the World and […]

No More Risperidone!

This month saw my final reduction of Risperidone. Risperidone is an antipsychotic drug that I’ve been taking for some time. As for helping my symptoms, I would say it hasn’t helped! What it has been doing is sedating me badly! I’ve been using a sleep app for about […]

Aspirin Keeps it at Bay!?

I’ve just read an article on a study at the Peking University, Bejing looking into how the particles’ in fuel emissions affect cognitive decline. There is growing research linking the impact of air pollution and brain damage. Tiny toxic particles from traffic and industrial pollutants are breathed into […]

This is me… is it you too!?

Talking to yourself seems to be offering you the best advice! Those clothes that don’t fit are back in fashion! You don’t need anger management. You need people to stop making you mad! Your people skills are fine! It’s your tolerance to idiots that needs work and there […]

Is this how I should be sleeping?

My usual bedtime routine goes like this; I take my evening tablets: Lamotrigine 150mg 1 twice daily Anti EpilepticLevetiracetam 1.5g 1 twice daily Anti EpilepticPregabalin 100mg 1 twice daily Nerve Pain. Anxiety & EpilepsyAtorvastatin 80mg 1 daily HeartBetahistine 16mg 1 – 3 times daily Meniere’sMirtazapine 45mg I daily […]