Dementia: A Lucky Musical Break

I heard Maureen crying  on the Baby Monitor at 4 am this morning so I picked up my pillow and joined her in the marital bed.  As I lay down she told me that she thought I was in bed with another woman and was going to leave her. I decided to ease her concerns by singing her a Billy Fury number:

A little later on I went downstairs and put Willie and Kris on my Tablet:

Then my lucky break: this number from the Bee Gees staring up at me from my Playlist:

Yes today is our Wedding Anniversary: neither of us are certain how long we have been married – I think it is 18 years today ( I would need to check).  However, I do know I had to serve a six-year apprenticeship before Maureen would let me take her hand!


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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6 Responses to Dementia: A Lucky Musical Break

  1. Diane Brooks says:

    I hope you have a great day. I didn’t make John do an apprenticeship but I didn’t say yes until he had asked me three times!


    • Remember Me says:

      Maureen waited until she was 60 otherwise it would have meant waiting for her State Pension. One of the shortcomings of marrying her Tea Boy. I think it has always been wise to remember my status!


  2. Diane Brooks says:

    The angels were looking after you when you chose those songs…


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