Dementia: ‘Intellect Intacto!’

Maureen and I often discuss the absence of good commedians on the television.  On occasions we use YouTube to remind us of the laughs the likes of Les Dawson ( pictured above) can still give us.  Those scenes in the laundrette discussing whether certain parts of the body are still intact came to mind yesterday.  Following my examination yesterday morning I can say without fear of refute: Maureen’s intellect is still firmly intact.

The Tea Boy (me) provided the goods on request, at the desired hour, yesterday morning.  Once the vocal chords had been lubricated Maureen set off on a familiar tack about the ‘carers invasion’.   Her logic, and rational thought, could not be faulted.  She put forward a cohesive argument for putting an end to ‘carers disabling the elderly’.  The case against invasion of privacy, and taking over lives; rather than enabling people, was clearly put.

Having listened to such an articulate presentation one thing is clear: Maureen is without doubt ‘Intellect Intacto’.  However, I need time to think about what we should do next!

 

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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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8 Responses to Dementia: ‘Intellect Intacto!’

  1. judithlouise says:

    Maureen is right! I have never heard it put so clearly and forcefully! I look forward to hear what YOU do about it!

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  2. She has a really good point. Very sharp.

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  3. Remember Me says:

    Still sharp as a tack: until she tires.

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  4. Kate Swaffer says:

    Wow, if this is okay with you both, I am going to blog about this:

    “She put forward a cohesive argument for putting an end to ‘carers disabling the elderly’. The case against invasion of privacy, and taking over lives; rather than enabling people, was clearly put.”

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  5. Remember Me says:

    That’s absolutely fine Kate: what an amazing woman Maureen is!

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  6. Mary Smith says:

    Well said, Maureen! She neatly summed up what many of us know to be true.

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  7. Remember Me says:

    Sharp as a tack when she has energy. It’s a different story when she’s tired: same as it is for all of us!

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