Dementia: A Load of Barney

There is a simple way to lift Maureen when she is looking a bit sorry for herself.  All I have to do is put Barney McKenna on YouTube singing: I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me.  If you saw her in action  you would see what I mean.

As soon as the opening music comes on she is transformed.  Once she hears Barney’s voice her face lights up and she joins in; loving every minute of the song.

The interesting thing is that her recognition of Barney’s magic is from her short-term memory.  Until a couple of weeks ago she had never heard of Barney McKenna or his music.  So the stroke hasn’t completely destroyed her short-term memory or ability to recall.  Now there’s an interesting thought!

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