Dementia: Gone Fishing!

In my plight to find a title for Wednesday I have decided on ‘Work Out Wednesday’.    Firstly, after the events of yesterday it’s going to be a day to review the week and plan ahead.  Secondly, it’s going to be a day for ‘working out’ in all sorts of ways.

Today I have to take it easy and take a low key approach to things here.  It’s time to let the dust settle and see what happens as a result of the social worker’s visit yesterday.  I have flagged up a couple of ideas to Maureen for activities today.  Her  response has been luke warm.  With luck we might make it to see her Aunty Ethel and Uncle Dennis.

The other aspect of ‘work out’ is on the mind and body.  Time to return to a bit of meditation and tai chi.  I think it is sensible to be home based today – using the resources we have here.  I may well put the DVD and the CD on in front of  Maureen to see if she will join in.  If she takes the bait it may be possible to cajole her to join in with others at some later date.  It’s a bit like fishing being a Care Partner.  You throw out the ground bait to see if you can get the fish into the swim.   Once there is interest cast out your line and try to reel them in.  The real struggle is getting your catch to stay in the keep net.

By the way I found the missing premium bond prize yesterday.  I’m still trying to find those spectacles!

About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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