Showing posts from February, 2014

Detectives Days

We have been writing again! In happy association with Plymouth City Council Adult Social Care I have offered two more Dementia Detectives workshops. It was awesome to be back in the flow and I respectfully post the poems written as the summative assessment of the days learning by the beautiful people who care for folks with Dementia in our Dementia Friendly city of Plymouth. Check out the page link at top for this years poems. Lovely thoughtful days with such passionate carers from Care Homes in the city. Learning to be Dementia Detectives, to think outside the box as they support people who can't remember precious memories to be who they are. If any care home would like in house training just let me know!

Eagles wings

A year of learning about life. I have been offblog (is that a word) as we have been caring for a very ill family member- my awesome Son-in -law Ricky. I may blog my deeper feelings here one day, but just now they are too close and personal. If you see me I will look fine but you will only need to touch the surface to find my aching grief for being a Mum-in-law for only four months. My beautiful, strong, caring daughter has taught so many how to love and let go. The greatest gift we can give a loved one at end of life is to let them go and I witnessed her do that with dignity and beauty. He will have known how much she loved him by her words of release even though her heart was cracking in two. Our lovely lad flew on eagles wings and was honoured by so many at the celebration of his life. I found some comfort in writing for him..... Deep brown eyed boy Metal man with softest heart We mourn you now Those whose lives you touched Are gathered here To say some words an