Dementia: ‘Two Things We Need To Do’

In the second of my weekly Buddhist teachings I offer a simple message  from Dekyong:



Maureen ‘brought the house down’ yesterday singing along to the Sound of Music.  Our builder even switched off Radio One and stopped plastering once he heard the Sound of Maureen.  It was lovely to hear her accompanying Julie Andrews as her focus shifted from her thoughts about a dead baby.

She is in good form this morning after relaxing in a warm bath.  I have no idea how home carers are expected to get a service user bathed in a half an hour call: Maureen is still in her dressing gown and unfed an hour after I began coaxing her in the direction of the bathroom.

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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