Dementia: Compassionate Company

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Although yesterday was a little disappointing we both had the pleasure of enjoying some compassionate company.   Wayne our chauffeur, like all of the staff of Airport Travel, treated Maureen with dignity and respect.   From the time of our arrival at Madyhamaka to our departure lots of people went out of their way to make our short stay as comfortable as possible.  It was refreshing to see Maureen treated as a person rather than someone who has dementia.  What a lovely change from the approach of many who darken our door and under the guise of a person-centred-approach cannot see beyond her diagnosis.

 

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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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