We often use humour to get by now dementia is firmly in our lives. Maureen often plays tricks on me about not being able to remember stuff. I am sure there is a cunning plan behind her claim that she has ‘forgotten how to cook’. Well I got her back with a beauty this afternoon and she took it hook line and sinker.
I happened to mention in passing that the local Police Force had announced redundancies. She looked puzzled for a while until I gave a little more detail on my ‘porkie’. I said it was because her husband no longer panicked when she went walkabouts. It caused great amusement when I embellished my story with news of helicopter pilots and mounted police being surplus to requirements.
I won’t tell you her response to my little trick. She will get me back I am sure. Laughing Out Loud with dementia is one of our coping strategies. We are determined to have a life with dementia.