Out in a tiny rowing-boat on a massive expanse of water. A microcosm of our life with Alzheimers. Part 3 in the ‘Taking A Break’ story series.
‘On The Road’ – part 2 of our road-trip story. Driving – just sitting in the car and going somewhere new – gives us a welcome break from the daily routine with dementia. But how will Lena feel about spending the night away from home?
This week, Ctrl+Alz+Shift looks at short break and holidays for people with dementia and their partners. Today: ‘Going Away’ … Making plans can be a worry. Will your partner be disoriented and upset if you move them away from familiar surroundings?
A new turn in our dementia story. A mysterious man comes to visit – or so says Lena. But who was it? Is this a new kind of logic?
Two of life’s little pleasures – buying clothes and swimming. But changing-room difficulties make it hard for a person with dementia to enjoy them. Here’s our story – with a suggestion to make our communities more dementia-friendly.
Another story from my life with Lena. She loves people who are ‘normal’ – behave just as they did before Alzheimers took hold, reminding her of a time when she was queen of her own life.