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Having my wife back

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by azzar, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. azzar

    azzar Registered User

    Dec 2, 2014
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    Last night I took my wife who has Dementia to see Neil Diamond in Manchester, she has been a fan of his for as long as I have known her 48 years. I was very wary of doing this I didn't know how she would cope and am I glad I took her for over 2 hours she sang ,clapped and danced to his music it was like having her back to the person she used to be.
    So sometimes you can turn the clock back I know for short periods but it well worth it.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Dundee
    How wonderful! I have goosebumps just thinking of it. I'm so pleased for you both.
     
  3. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
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    Merseyside
    Oh how lovely. Store that memory in your treasure chest.
     
  4. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
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    Aww I'm so pleased for you .
     
  5. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
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    Yorkshire
    A warm welcome to TP azzar - thanks for such a lovely first post - what a very special outing for you both.
     
  6. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
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    Welcome to Talking Point and what a wonderful first post. It must have been so magical and as a Neil diamond fan myself I know what it must have meant to your wife to see him and enjoy his music. Well done.
     
  7. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Female
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    We saw him at the O2 in London some years ago. It was fab but the best show we saw has to be Rod Stewart. The guy's a legend. :cool:
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,237
    Female
    Dundee
    To be honest I don't think it mattered who Azzar and his wife saw. The important thing was that Mrs A had such a very special time and Mr A felt he had his wife back. :)
     
  9. Ash148

    Ash148 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2014
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    Dublin, Ireland
    Wonderful. Music reaches deep down inside us all
     
  10. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    515
    Scotland
    Thank you Azzar - I am so glad you had such a happy evening together - thank you for sharing your joy with us all xx
     
  11. starryuk

    starryuk Registered User

    Nov 8, 2012
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    Azzar,

    Your post was a joy to read. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time together.
    Thank you for inspiring us.
     
  12. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    I had my hubby back today only for a few mins, this is going to make you laugh, l was gardening, cutting back shrubs, had the wheelie bin which was full up so got inside to crush it down, but l couldn't get out as the rubbish in it sunk to the bottom, hubby was in the gazebo l called for help, he came to my call and helped me out calling me my darling l am here, he hasn't called me that for many years, l felt so choked up.
     
  13. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,237
    Female
    Dundee
    That's so lovely Pamann.

    (No photographs of you stuck in the wheelie bin I suppose!?:D)
     
  14. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,066
    Merseyside
    :D
     
  15. pippop1

    pippop1 Registered User

    Apr 8, 2013
    518
    Dvd?

    Azzar, how lovely. Do you have a DVD of a Neil Diamond concert that your wife might enjoy at home? It might be a good gift for her.
     
  16. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    That's such a lovely post to read.
    What a pleasure it must have been for you to see your wife respond so happily.
    You took a a gamble and it paid off wonderfully. Well done to you both. :)
     
  17. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,265
    Female
    near Folkestone
    How lovely pam :) xxxxx


    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
     
  18. Alan19531953

    Alan19531953 Registered User

    Jun 16, 2015
    36
    Nice to hear

    These occasional moments are to be treasured
     

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