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Valentines day

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by Norrms, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
    4,944
    Torquay Devon
    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,

    Please share

    Norrms, Diagnosed 9 years ago aged just 50 and still feeling romantic after all these years LOL
     
  2. danonwheels

    danonwheels Registered User

    What a great idea. I never get rid of any photos, even if they are of sad or bad times as at the time there was a reason for taking the photo.
     
  3. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
    4,944
    Torquay Devon
    Thank you my friend
     
  4. Zana

    Zana Registered User

    May 12, 2016
    183
    Ok so can anyone think of a dafter idea than to take a picnic and go to the beach on Valentines?

    Well thats exactly what we did. The sun has been out in force today and we have had the most wonderful time. I gave OH a camera too and he took loads of photos which means the day will last longer in his memory too..

    Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.
     
  5. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
    4,944
    Torquay Devon
    Brilliant Zana xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  6. nae sporran

    nae sporran Registered User

    Oct 29, 2014
    3,249
    Male
    Bristol
    No glad rags, but a very nice valentines lunch in the communal lounge at our supported housing. Plenty of old 50s and 60s love songs, a competition to guess the identity of all the tenants and a couple of the office staff when they were young. OH looked so glamourous when she was 21 and they were all impressed. That made her day. So, even if she has forgotten in a week or two it was lovely to see her enjoy the day.

    I like the beach picnic Zana.

    Hope you an Elaine had a good day Norm. All the best mate.
     
  7. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
    4,944
    Torquay Devon
    And you xxxxxxx
     

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