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!