After 20 months of struggling with dementia my mother Joan moved into Eridge House rest home last week.
I have to admit that I haven’t coped very well over the last few months, being her only child who lives locally to deal with everything. Which is why I would like to thank a few people.
Firstly her neighbours in Colebrooke Road. I am aware of various times when her behaviour was a little odd and different neighbours supported her. The corner shop Tesco, the staff are amazing. Far beyond the call of duty, walking her home, helping her with worries in her flat.
Her carers from Care at Home in Little Common. The manager, receptionist, and every individual carer. One in particular who didn’t want to leave my mother to go to her next appointment.
Mr Donaldson, her solicitor, for his patience with us both and explaining things in simple language.
The Collington Road doctor’s surgery and little Boots pharmacy at Collington.
A special mention for Beryl who phoned my mother every day, a true friend.
There are many more people and forgive me if I have not mentioned you. Each of you made our lives a little more bearable at a very difficult time.
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