Good morning everyone, well here we are again at the end of another week! Here in the UK, we have been enjoying hot, sunny weather, and we are in the final week of Wimbledon Tennis Championships celebrating with strawberries, cream and champagne flowing! The school summer holidays are nearly upon us, the city I live in is celebrating university graduations, and folks are winding down for the summer break.
So, how are you all doing? Do share with us how your week has gone, the positive or not so positive, we are here to support and rejoice with one another. The quote by Maya Angelou is very poignant especially if you are caring for loved ones with dementia or memory loss. Having recently watched a BBC documentary called, ‘The Dementia Choir’ (See BBC iPlayer), a scientific study about the positive effects that singing or making music has on people with dementia. It was noted that though from one practice to another they may forget what they learned the week before, or the names of people they met, what they remembered was how it made them feel -happy, positive, and good about themselves.
What you do for your loved ones, the difference that you make in their lives, they will never forget how you made them feel. This weekend I encourage you to take time to create special moments and build ‘feeling’ memories, such as having a cream tea, going out if possible to a favourite spot in the countryside, singing or dancing together to some old songs. I will be creating memories by making scones for a cream tea to take over to a friend on Sunday to watch the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final!
MAS Nurse and Moderator