Dementia: Thinking Outside The Box

Image result for thinking outside the box pictures 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.


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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5 Responses to Dementia: Thinking Outside The Box

  1. dbb34 says:

    I think you should buy a chauffeur’s hat to wear. Hat on you become the chauffeur, hat off you become you! I hope you have a good trip


  2. dbb34 says:

    You need to buy a chauffeur’s hat. Hat on you are the driver, hat off you are you. Have a great trip


  3. AmazingSusan says:

    I love the idea of no box 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. There is no box Susan it’s simply AMAZING just like you!

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