We often start the day with YouTube Maureen loves singing along to the songs her dad used to sing to her when she was a child. This one is a particular favourite and a lovely way to start the day:
In the evenings I often become our resident D J and put some vinyl on the deck. Last night Maureen was in exceptional form and took to the floor as you will see .
With dementia you can never predict what is going to happen next. This morning Maureen has just summoned me because she is frightened because there is a large dog in the lounge and she is frightened by the beast. She often reminds me that she witnessed one draw blood from your mother’s leg when she was a child.
I understand that those deeply held emotional memories are the last to fade when you have dementia. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that Maureen remembers me being ‘horrible to her for putting her in a Care Home last week’. This could well be one of those emotional memories that will not fade as quickly as some would suggest!