What a nice day we had. While we had fun at the movie and the museum, today was all about the interactions. Our new friend E was nice enough to allow us to start our day at their house. It was a great way for the guys to get to know E better, and E was happy to show them around. E is a big hockey fan and B brought an appropriate gift for E – He had a puck from the NHL all star game and graciously gave it to him.
It was a really cool dynamic today, Mary and I noticed several times that the guys would kind of break off into little conversational groups. One of the more challenging aspects of caring for people with dementia, is keeping conversation going and keeping everyone engaged. Today,
When we arrived at the Museum of Nature and Science, we thought we would try to sneak a walk in before it got too cold and windy. We got in a short but decent one, but the wind was really starting to bite, so we headed in for lunch at the museum’s restaurant. Good day to go to the museum, all the kids are back in school and it is too soon after the break for field trips. We were able to push together a couple of tables in the back and settled in. Mary and I just kind of sat back and let the guys do all the talking. Moods were bright and there was a lot of laughter. Someone brought up the Three Stooges and we had fun with that for a while. B was trying to figure out who was going to be Moe, Curly, and Larry. We men take our Three Stooges pretty seriously.