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I'm really sorry I haven't put any more posts on here about contented dementia I'm going through a pretty rough patch looking after my mum, she's having pretty much all bad days so I haven't had time to read any more but hopefully everything will be ok soon and I can carry on from where I left off.
Well I've finished reading the part called getting started and I must say that I am finding it quite fascinating.
The way they describe dementia as being like a movie where the picture doesn't match the sound is pure genius. This makes total sense to me. They say the key is to make these 2 things match which will be hard but sounds like it is more than worth a try.
I love the fact that rather than saying this is what you should do, the book contains case studies which
Updated 31-10-2009 at 10:07 PM by rio_stokes
well I'm not far into the book yet but I have just read Dorothy's story. I found this part of the book completely terrifying but very fascinating and helpful at the same time.
Some things sounded a lot like my mum but others were very different but it has made me realise that the key is to always agree and make life as simple as possible in order to create more acceptable existence for all involved.
I am now officially looking forward to reading more of this book and
Well things have been getting harder with my mum so I've realised I can't put it off any longer I have to read this book and see what its about and if it can help.
I'm feeling pretty nervous about it but if it helps my mum I'm up for it.