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Helping the Person You Care-for Find Their Identity

May 15, 2012

‘Mothering Our Mothers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia’ is a story about how engaging with a meaningful activity can help a person who experiences the effects of dementia recall memories and re-connect with their identity.

“I struggled to find a way to reach her. Doctors and nurses were pessimistic about my chances of accessing my mother’s memory and ultimately communicating with her, a woman who had once been full of life and light; a woman who valued her work and independence.” but with support to connect with a past passion, the outcomes for both mother and daughter were positive

 “When I asked my mother if she would like to paint again, her eyes suddenly sparkled, and she answered, ‘Yes, I remember better when I paint.”

The full article can be read here – http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-and-gratitude/201205/mothering-our-mothers-alzheimer-s-and-dementia

Have you had a similar experience? yet?…

Os dymunwch gael y ddogfen hon yn Gymraeg, cysylltwch â: carers@wrexham.gov.uk

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