Dementia: Transformed by Bocelli and Brightman

Maureen was really upset when she woke this morning.  She was very concerned that ‘the lady she had been looking after was cold’ and was hunting around for extra bedding.  At first, I thought she was talking about her mum but then she clarified it was ‘one of the ladies’.  It took me a while to persuade her that there was no one else here and perhaps she had been dreaming.  Then a stroke of luck via YouTube led to a positive change in her presentation.

I had heard this song for the first time earlier in the morning:

When I called it up again for Maureen she was transfixed and we spent over an hour listening to Andrea and all the beautiful ladies who accompany him.  What a medium music is at any time of the day here!


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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2 Responses to Dementia: Transformed by Bocelli and Brightman

  1. Gill says:

    Hi Paul. You may have been one of the ladies. If I can be male or a child, one of your persona could. E a lady!!


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