Maureen woke up this morning clearly thinking I was her dad. This is not something new and I no longer find it upsetting. The important thing is that she feels safe in my company; irrespective of who she thinks I am.
It’s Maureen’s sisters birthday today and I have flagged up the possibility of visiting her in Nottingham tomorrow. Maureen has now warmed to the idea and I had already provisionally arranged for our man to be here in the morning to drive us south. Having a ‘chauffeur’ opens up new possibilities for us and 2017 needs to become a time for thinking outside the box to avoid the dreaded ‘Prescribed Disengagement’ approach to dementia. Mind Maps by George Huba outline the stark choices for someone with dementia.