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.

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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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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

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  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

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  3. AmazingSusan says:

    I love the idea of no box 🙂

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

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