1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Redpoppy

    Redpoppy Registered User

    Jul 31, 2012
    Glamorgan s.wales
    We were invited to spend an hour or two at my daughters for a tea party(just for family) for our great grandaughter's 9th birthday.Her three other younger sisters were there too,and my husband who is usually quiet,and tired since his stroke/dementia suddenly reverted to his old self. The baby and toddler climbed onto his lap and he talked and played with them for most of the time we were there. He has always loved children,and they don't see he has a problem,although his speech is poor. It's such a tonic when these short episodes happen and we are reminded of the person they used to be. That was the perfect EASTER present.I hope all of you have managed to have had some enjoyment over the holiday period.It's often the smallest things that give the most pleasure.
  2. RosiePop

    RosiePop Registered User

    Mar 21, 2015
    Your post made me happy. That is so lovely to hear. X
  3. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
    How true, Redpoppy.

    Young children do make a difference to dementia sufferers, and it is a delight to see.

    Lovely that your husband was more his old self, and to have had such a special Easter. Precious moments to be treasured.

    Loo x
  4. janey106

    janey106 Registered User

    Dec 10, 2013
    That brought a smile to my face. Thank you.


    PS. I love your Name!
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    How wonderful , for all the family. :)
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    How marvellous!!
  7. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    North East England
    Aw it's so good to read posts like this - thanks for sharing, and I'm so glad for you that you all had a good and happy Easter. Here's wishing for many more moments like this x
  8. Maryland

    Maryland Registered User

    Mar 30, 2015
    North East UK
    It wAs good to see u had a good day. We have just come back from 10 days in Texas to see my son and his family but was quite wary but as he has four children it was really good and my OH was a different person. It was something to stimulate him. As u say it is young children and they knew no different, he was just their grandad. Just take each day as it comes and enjoy it.
  9. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    Now you've got me singing that Ken Dodd song, Redpoppy! :D

    Beautiful happenings all round, I'd say :)
  10. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    I am so glad for you, Redpoppy. Posts like these lift my heart. Thank you.
  11. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    North West
    I agree. Thanks so much for posting. For obvious reasons there aren't too many posts like this on TP but when they do come along they're great to read.
  12. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    I love to read happy comments.
  13. Acco

    Acco Registered User

    Oct 3, 2011
    That's wonderful - pleased to hear that you have enjoyed one of those occasions that reignite the spark we know is still there somewhere in our loved ones. I hope you both experience many more.
  14. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    North Somerset
    Really great to read your post, Redpoppy. It's amazing when moments like this happen.
  15. Yasmine

    Yasmine Registered User

    Apr 9, 2015
    Thanks for making me smile! :) You're right, its usually the smallest things that make us happy. I try to live that way everyday.

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