I guess that means he is also not keen on activities specifically for dementia patients ... (Alzheimers org uk website has links for such activities.)
How about vigorous exercise to make him sleepy? Then you can sneak out. :-)
Thanks, Louise. I appreciate the detail. :) We are thinking about potential onset of depression. Hence, we were considering how to build a buffer. Traditional CBT is out of the question, as she has lost speech. We thought exercise and comedy could be part of a treatment.
Very interesting! Thanks for taking the time to reply. We thought about the logistics of going to a comedy club and thought about hiring a comedian instead and sending him to my friend's mum. We shall see ...
Thank you for the welcome. Interesting re music. I'll google some events.
I had read a study on the efficacy of comedy workshops. Carers described that it brought 'patients back to life'. There was also some stuff re effects of comedy on patient outcomes. Hence, I was curious if anyone...
My friend's mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia recently. We are considering how to improve her quality of life.
1) Have you watch comedies or standup with dementia patients?
2) Do they react? What has been your experience?
3) What type of comedy or standup did dementia patients...
My friend's mum has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.
Out of curiosity, what sort of things do you now still do to entertain your wife? Do you guys watch comedies or listen to music?