1. marymary1898

    marymary1898 Registered User

    Hi All,
    Just wanted to share.

    It's over two years now since mam's first appt. at the Memory Clinic. Last month she was finally diagnosed with dementia.

    Anyway, one of the biggest problems has been mam's depression and reluctance to go anywhere or do anything. The lovely psychologist at the clinic has been helping and my daughter started taking mam out for coffee once a week.
    This week she started a "Cognitive Stimulation Therapy" group and has been twice. She thoroughly enjoys it.

    So, the good day. I've been trying for months to get mam to go shopping. She needs new underwear and there are certain things I cannot buy for her without her trying them on, if you get my meaning. Today I rang and asked if she fancied going shopping. "Ooh yes, that would be lovely" she says. who is this bright, cheery person? She sounds like the mam I knew but thought I had lost!
    Picked her up an hour later, went shopping, made an appt. at the hairdressers, called at the bank...........wonderful

    Don't get me wrong, the memory problems and confusion are still there (and getting worse every day) but mam is happier and more engaged with life. It's wonderful to see.

    So, a good day yes?

    Mary
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  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
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    South coast
    Thank you for sharing that mary. Its good to hear good news :)
     
  3. marymary1898

    marymary1898 Registered User

     
  4. chris53

    chris53 Registered User

    Nov 9, 2009
    2,929
    London
    Enjoy every good day Mary as I am sure your mum is as well:) may you and mum have many more happy days, thank you for sharing this:p
    Chris x
     
  5. poster

    poster Registered User

    Dec 28, 2011
    190
    I like to read about good success stories. Hope it continues
     
  6. marymary1898

    marymary1898 Registered User

    Thanks Chris, we will

    Mary
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  7. marymary1898

    marymary1898 Registered User

    Always good to hear something positive eh?

    Many thanks and good wishes to you

    Mary
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  8. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,020
    Yorkshire
    So pleased to read of your lovely day, this morning. A really pleasant surprise for you both and a good memory for later. Needed something positive to get me going. Thanks
     
  9. marymary1898

    marymary1898 Registered User

    You're more than welcome

    Mary
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  10. marymary1898

    marymary1898 Registered User

    Yes, always gives a lift doesn't it

    Mary
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  11. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    I'm glad your mum had a good day. Here's hoping it is the first of many :)
     
  12. hariyaksh

    hariyaksh Registered User

    Aug 26, 2015
    26
    This is such a good post. I like the optimistic attitude that even though you are aware of the problem, you still look at it with a positive attitude. I hope one day I could see things the way you do.
     
  13. looviloo

    looviloo Registered User

    May 3, 2015
    464
    Female
    Cheshire
    Ahh, I really enjoyed reading about your good day! It's days like that we need to hang onto and remember, and hopefully look forward to more in the future :)
     

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