DEMENTIA AND COFFEE

COFFEE AND DEMENTIA… I have heard about a Not for profit cafe opening in Plymouth Devon UK whose website is www.moments-cafe.comwhich was opened by 2 nurses and it is a sanctuary for people to go to who either have Dementia themselves or have loved ones with dementia….. these 2 nurses Kate and Laura are to be commended for what they have done and more of these Cafe’s need to spring up not just in the Uk but across the world as they are places that we can go and meet people living the same as we do ….. over to the people of this site … Where can you go to get this sort of assistance

WORLD WAR 2 AIR RAID SHELTER

UNBOXING FROM THE MEMORY TODAY IS A BIT OF A REVERSE ITEM… ITS NOT REALLY FROM MY LONG TERM MEMORY BUT IT IS IN MY SHORT TERM MEMORY OF AN ITEM THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME

AT THE  BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN UNLIKE MOST PEOPLES GARDENS THERE IS SOMETHING UNUSUAL… NO NOT A FAIRY OR AN ELF … ITS A CONSTRUCTION UNDERGROUND THAT WAS BUILT DURING OR BEFORE THE 2ND WORLD WAR.

THE CONSTRUCTION IN QUESTION IS AN  AIR RAID SHELTER … BUILT UNDERGROUND AND THE ROOM MEASURES APPROX 10 FEET BY 4 FEET… IT IS STILL PERFECTLY   SAFE TO ENTER AND IF YOU DO GO IN YOU WOULD SHARE IT WITH SLUGS , SNAILS AND SPIDERS…….

IT IS VERY VERY BASIC INSIDE JUST 2 BENCHES EITHER SIDE OF A FLOOR SPACE WHERE I GUESS YOU WOULD JUST SIT AND WAIT FOR THE AIR RAID TO BE OVER… HOW PEOPLE EVER THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE SAFE DOWN THERE I AM NOT TOO SURE AS A DIRECT HIT ON THE GARDEN WOULD BLOW THE PLACE UP….

BUT ANYWAY I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THIS WEIRD AND WONDERFUL CONSTRUCTION IN MY GARDEN THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME AND WILL DO SO FOR MANY YEARS TO COME

TYKE THE CIRCUS ELEPHANT WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN

UNBOXING FROM THE OLD BRAIN BOX IS A TRUE EVENT ABOUT AN ELEPHANT THAT ULTIMATELY GAVE ITS LIFE  FOR THE SAKE OF OTHER ANIMALS THAT HAD BEEN CRUELLY TREATED IN  A CIRCUS. AS HAVE MANY OTHER ANIMALS  AROUND THE WORLD.

BACK IN 1994 TYKE THE ELEPHANT WAS KILLED WITH A HAIL OF BULLETS FROM POLICE MARKSMEN ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.

I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I DO LIKE ZOOS AND I FEEL THAT THEY DO NOW AID TO THE CONSERVATION OF THE MANY ANIMALS THAT ARE BECOMING EXTINCT IN THE WILD  AND NO IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ZOOS THAT THEY HAVE BECOME EXTINCT IN THE FIRST PLACE BUT DUE TO THE SPECIES WE KNOW AS MAN THAT HAS DECIMATED ANIMAL POPULATIONS IN THE WILD..

ELEPHANTS KILLED IN THEIR HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS FOR THEIR TUSKS, RHINOCEROS KILLED FOR THEIR HORN…. LIONS KILLED FOR THEIR HEADS AND THE LIST IS ENDLESS….

YES I AGREE THAT MANY ANIMAL EXPLORERS HAVE KILLED MANY WILD ANIMALS IN THE PAST WHEN THEY WENT ON EXPEDITIONS TO AFRICA, ASIA, SOUTH AMERICA AND EVEN EUROPE TO CAPTURE WILD ANIMALS FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF INITIALLY RICH PEOPLE WHO HAD NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH THEIR TIME BUT TO CAGE THESE WILD ANIMALS UP AND BOAST OF THE ANIMALS THAT THEY KEPT.. MANY OF THESE RICH PEOPLE WENT ON TO BECOME FOUNDERS OF ZOOS AND ESTABLISHED PLACES FOR THE PUBLIC TO VISIT AND SEE ANIMALS THAT IN DAYS BEFORE CAMERAS, TV AND MOVIES PEOPLE WOULD NEVER HAVE SEEN…… MANY ANIMALS DIED IN THE PROCESS OF THESE EARLY ZOOS BEING SET UP.. MAINLY FROM THE HUNTER WHO KILLED  MANY OF THE ADULT ANIMALS IN ORDER TO CAPTURE THE YOUNGSTERS AS THEY WERE EASIER TO HANDLE… MANY ANIMALS DIED IN ZOOS BECAUSE THE KEEPERS WERE UNAWARE OF THE NATURAL HABITAT OF THEIR NEW CHARGES AND IN MANY CASES DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO FEED THEM… MANY ANIMALS DIED ON THE LONG JOURNEYS TO THE DESTINATION COUNTRY OF THE ZOOS … THEY WERE TRAVELLING ON CARGO SHIPS THAT WERE ILL EQUIPPED TO HANDLE LIVE ANIMALS.

ANYWAY I DIGRESS… TYKE THE ELEPHANT WAS A 21 YEAR OLD AFRICAN COW (FEMALE) THAT TOOK OBJECTION TO THE HORRENDOUS WAY THAT SHE WAS TREATED … 22 OUT OF 24 HOURS A DAY SHE WAS CHAINED UP AND WAS ONLY GIVEN 2 HOURS OFF OF THE CHAIN TO ‘PERFORM TRICKS’ THAT SHE HAD BEEN EFFECTIVELY TORTURED INTO LEARNING….I WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY ON UK BBC4 AS TO HOW SHE WAS TORTURED AND TRAINED … I MUST SAY I WATCHED WITH TEARS IN MY EYES AS I WATCHED HOW CRUELLY MAN CAN TREAT AN ANIMAL….

ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION TYKE REBELLED AGAINST THE WAY SHE WAS TREATED AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL SHE ACTUALLY ENDING UP KILLING HER TRAINER AND BADLY INJURING  THE NO 2 TRAINER IN A CIRCUS RING THAT HER LIFE  AND SUFFERING WAS CRUELLY ENDED.

TRUE SHE WENT ON THE RAMPAGE IN THE STREET AND SHE CRUSHED CARS ALONG HER WAY … SHE HAD NO OTHER WAY TO EXPRESS HER ANGER ABOUT THE WAY MAN HAD TREATED HER (ALTHOUGH AT THIS POINT I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THERE WAS ONE OF HER OLD TRAINERS WHO TREATED HER WITH KINDNESS AND RESPECT AND TO HIM I WOULD LIKE TO THANK FOR SHOWING TYKE THE KINDNESS THAT SHE SO DESERVED)

TYKE WAS GUNNED DOWN IN A HAIL OF BULLETS FROM POLICE MARKSMEN WHO , I HAVE TO AGREE, HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO GUN HER DOWN AS SHE WAS A DANGER TO THE PUBLIC.

THE DEATH OF TYKE WAS NOT IN VAIN I AM PLEASED TO SAY HER DEATH BROUGHT THE ATTENTION TO THE AUTHORITIES OF SOME OF THE MALPRACTICES  THAT WERE GOING ON IN CIRCUSES…. MANY COUNTRIES HAVE SINCE BANNED  ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES…. WELL AT  LEAST THE CARING COUNTRIES…. ELEPHANTS HAVE FOUND SANCTUARIES AND YES WHILST THEY ARE INDEED STILL NOT AT LIBERTY THEY ARE SAFE.

 

TYKE RIP AN ELEPHANT THAT SHOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN…. IF ANYBODY HAS ACCESS TO UK BBC IPLAYER THEY MAY WELL WANT TO SEE THIS AMAZING ANIMAL AND WATCH WHAT  SHE ACHIEVED THROUGH HER DEATH

DEMENTIA AND THE BOTTLE TOP

UNBOXING FROM THE MEMORY TODAY THE CASE OF THE MISSING MILK BOTTLE TOP…… SOUNDS EXCITING BUT IT JUST SHOWS HOW IN A FEW SPLIT SECONDS DEMENTIA CAN AFFECT A HOUSEHOLD FOR HOURS

DID YOU TAKE THE MILK BOTTLE TOP ? I WAS ASKED NO …… I HAD BEEN NOWHERE NEAR THE KITCHEN LET ALONE THE MILK BOTTLE..

 

SEVERAL SEARCHES WERE UNDERTAKEN AND MANY ROWS WERE HAD AS TO WHO WOULD DARE TAKE THE MILK BOTTLE TOP… WHICH MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED WHEN A CUP OF TEA WAS  MADE …

SEVERAL HOURS LATER … AFTER MISS MARPLE , POIROT AND INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU HAD BEEN EMPLOYED TO EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE THE MYSTERY WAS SOLVED… HOW IT MANAGED TO LEAP INTO THE CRISPER OF THE FRIDGE IS ANYBODYS GUESS…. AH WELL SUCH THINGS  ARE SENT TO TRY US

DEMENTIA AND IDENTITY THEFT

AS I TRAWL THROUGH THE MEMORY BOX TODAY …UNBOXING TODAY IS THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SAD INDIVIDUALS WHO TRIUMPH AND BENEFIT FROM NOT JUST THE FRAIL AND ELDERLY BUT ANY PERSON WHO IS SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA OR MEMORY LOSS.

WHEN A COMPANY SENDS OUT A LETTER , POSSIBLY QUITE INNOCENTLY , BUT ALMOST ALL THE TIME WITH AN END GOAL OF MARKETING THEIR OWN BUSINESS FOR THEIR OWN GAIN IT IS DESPICABLE THAT THEY TARGET ELDERLY PEOPLE THAT END UP GIVING INFORMATION AWAY ABOUT THEMSELVES.

RECENTLY THE ELDERLY AUNT THAT LIVES WITH US THAT IS SUFFERING FROM EARLY DEMENTIA RECEIVED A LETTER , SHE ASSUMED IT WAS FROM THE DOCTORS SURGERY AS IT LOOKED VERY  OFFICIAL  AND “SPOKE OF HER CONDITIONS”  …. I THINK THAT THE MAJORITY OF ELDERLY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM MANY OF THE SAME COMPLAINTS AND THIS LETTER WAS “ACCURATE ” BECAUSE IT MENTIONED A FEW OF HER AILMENTS (BACKACHE, ARTHRITIS, SLIGHT MEMORY LOSS AND THE LIST GOES ON ) … THEY WANTED TO KNOW  IF THEY COULD DEAL WITH HER PRESCRIPTIONS ETC…..

THE FORM WENT ON :- THEY WANTED TO KNOW HER DOCTORS SURGERY, HER DATE OF  BIRTH, MARITAL STATUS  AND THEN TO CAP IT ALL THERE WAS A CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE CAN WE HAVE YOU BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS PLEASE

ALARMINGLY SHE WAS GOING TO JUST FILL THIS FORM IN AND POST IT BACK FREEPOST ….. AS MOST ELDERLY VULNERABLE PEOPLE MAY OR WOULD DO AS THEY ARE CONFUSED AND THINK THAT THIS HAS COME FROM A LEGITIMATE SOURCE……….  FORTUNATELY FOR HER WE WERE THERE TO “OVERSEE” THIS LETTER COMING THROUGH THE DOOR. THE ALARM BELLS STARTED RINGING WHEN SHE BEGAN TO FILL THE FORM IN AND STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS  OF US THAT SHE WAS UNSURE OF THE ANSWERS HERSELF.

ONCE WE LOOKED AT THE VERY OFFICIAL FORM WE SAW THAT IT WAS FROM A PRIVATE COMPANY WHO WE GUESS HAS OBTAINED HER NAME AND ADDRESS FROM AN ELECTORAL ROLE MAYBE ? GUESSED WHICH DOCTORS SURGERY SHE WENT TO AS THEY LISTED ABOUT 6 OR 7 LOCAL  SURGERY NAMES AND IT DOES NOT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO KNOW THAT SHE WOULD SUFFER FROM SOME AILMENTS DUE TO HER AGE.

I PUT THIS OUT THERE TO ENSURE OTHERS WHO ARE CARERS LOOK INTO WHAT IS SENT BY POST TO DEMENTIA SUFFERERS IN THEIR CARE AND TO PREVENT  POSSIBLE IDENTITY FRAUD FROM BEING CARRIED OUT  .

I WILL ELABORATE MORE ON OTHER FORMS OF IDENTITY THEFT THAT IS BEING CARRIED OUT ON DEMENTIA SUFFERERS AND OTHER VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN OTHER POSTS.

 

 

 

KILVERSTONE WILDLIFE PARK LORD JOHN AND LADY ROSAMUND FISHER

Kilverston

UNBOXING FOR THE MEMORY BOX TODAY IS THE FIRST OF MY WRITING ABOUT KILVERSTONE WILDLIFE PARK …. THIS WAS OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN NORFOLK IN 1973…. LORD AND LADY FISHER WANTED TO OPEN SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE MANY ZOOS THAT WERE AROUND …. THEY CHOSE LATIN AMERICAN ANIMALS FOR THEIR PARK WHICH ACLIMATISED VERY WELL  FOR THEM

REGRETTABLY THIS WAS A SHORT LIVED LOVE OF THE ANIMALS AS THE PARK CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1991…. IT DID REOPEN BRIEFLY IN 1992 BUT ONLY FOR ONE SEASON..

I HAVE A LOT TO WRITE ABOUT THIS MARVELOUS WILDLIFE PARK AND THE PROPRIETORS

IF ANYONE HAS ANY KNOWLEDGE,  INFORMATION OR  GUIDES ABOUT THE PLACE I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ANY ASSISTANCE