My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2010. This is a blog about coming to terms with her absent mind.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Wednesday bullet points

Notes to self:

* Remove all nail varnish from the dressing table and preferably keep in a separate house to the lipstick

* When giving instructions for applying Canasten to the chesticle area remove any toothbrushes nearby

* Make sure Canasten and toothpaste are not near to each other during ablutions

* Explain clearly that a 3 inch wide plaited metallic belt is not a neck decoration of any kind

* When going out for lunch buy just one meal and offer a few chips

* Realise that skills once thought lost can suddenly reappear, although not necessarily to previous levels

* Visits from friends or relatives can affect behaviour for hours afterwards - often detrimentally

* Do not put hot water bottle near pillow without checking for Celebrations or similar

* Do not stand with mouth agape when hearing day centre described as 'this wonderful place I go to...'

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