I really don’t like August……….

I know many people will probably be relieved that it’s August and love the month, but I really don’t Ike it at all……I use to love the change in routine but no more…..

It feels like people are in the wrong places at the wrong time. The structure and routine disappears. Even familiar voices on the radio are replaced as DJ’s take a holiday. The familiar site of school children walking down the street is replaced by silence or a solitary walker.

It’s confusing and disorientating. I have to think harder as to the time of day or even the day of the week as routine happenings disappear for the summer.

I’m never one to wish the time away but ……..Roll on September when normality will resume…..

Maybe people in Care Home feel that way when staff change daily ……

No routine = brain scramble – courtesy of google😊


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

6 thoughts on “I really don’t like August……….

  1. Sorry August is so difficult for you. The only difficulty I face is turning another year older on my August birthday!
    I wish you and Billy peace and time to re-orient at your leisure. Sometimes we need down time…so celebrate:-)

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  2. I have to admit I’m no fan of August either, Wendy, for somewhat the same reasons. I like and need the structure of the other months. It’s what some of us need when living with Alzheimer’s. Take care, Wendy, we’re almost halfway through the month!

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  3. What a powerful blog. If possible I would like print it to share at work to raise awareness on how seasonal routine can impact on s person living with dementia.

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