Dementia and Valentines day
Valentines day can either be so romantic or so sad depending on your circumstances, i hope, this year will be a happy one for all, especially those with Dementia and their loved ones, hopefully, here`s how....................................
This is the perfect day to get out all the old photos, videos etc when your love was young !! We all know dementia is a short term memory loss and at later stages can mean loss of memory from years ago, but by sitting and sharing old memories/photos on this very special day can work wonders for some, and not only those with dementia !!
AND !! What about you carers and loved ones ? Why shouldn't YOU look back, remember the good times, the laughs, the nights out, YOU were young once too you know !!! Sometimes images play a big part, but if you include music as well, WOW!! What a combination, we all know music takes us back so who's to say that whilst playing your favorite songs, AND looking at old pictures what memories that might awaken ?? In fact, if you even take it one step further and add a Martini Rosso, Cinzano, Advocat, Pony, Babycham, or a Pale Ale, Guinness or Brown stout into the equation (you get the gist , and please drink sensibly LOL) Who knows what might happen, and if nothing comes back to them, just think of the special time you will be having on Valentines day anyway with your loved one, THEY might not be able to remember it, but YOU WILL !!!
So go on, make an effort, put yer glad rags on and enjoy your day as much as you would have done years ago,
Much love to all,
Norrms, Diagnosed 9 years ago aged just 50 and still feeling romantic after all these years LOL