A recent article in Linkedin caused me to think about how to deal with Christmas now Maureen’s dementia is classed as severe. Written by Rick Phelps it made the point that flashing lights, along with lots of noisy folks around, are the last thing he needed during the Festive Season.
When Maureen and I were out walking the other day I asked her if she would like us to put up a Christmas Tree. She responded with we didn’t need to trouble ourselves as there were already plenty around. However, we one spot of impromptu carol singing that evening and some friendly neighbours were delighted with our efforts.
Maureen woke this morning with anxieties about not wanting to get up the chimney. Just to ease her concerns I held her tight, told her she wasn’t going anywhere and burst into song:
Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year