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 7

The Medical profession likes to categorise everything. I suppose they have to. When you first walk into a doctor’s surgery, they have no idea, and the game begins. Do you remember the game, ‘Guess Who?’ where you had to guess the person’s identity by eliminating the things that […]

If you forget, this can happen!

I’ve been slowly coming off Risperidone. After several months, I’m on the second week of not taking any! However, I’m still getting the Risperidone in my monthly medication. My medication comes in a blister pack, so all the tablets are together and ready to take morning, afternoon and […]

Mad Book Chapter 6

In Chapter 1, I highlighted the ten facts of Dementia stated by the World Health Organisation. It starts by telling us this: Dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to […]

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 […]