Dementia: Immortality

Last week Maureen brought me the Order of Service for the funeral of her daughter who died 5 years ago today at the age of 54.  I’m not sure she knew what it was she just gave it to me saying that ‘they were trying to steal it’

We have just spent over an hour talking about her beautiful daughter, as some of her favourite tunes playing in the background.  We have kept our promise to frequently use her daughter’s name and never say ‘we have lost her’.

The Order of Service is now a focal point in our lounge and I know Maureen’s daughter will feature constantly in our conversations throughout this Special Day

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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