Thankyou for your post and for sharing your story with the forum.
Firstly, sorry for your loss and hope that you find some comfort in the fond memories that you have. The cup of tea is a lovely one to share with us and shows the skills that can still thrive when someone has dementia.
Is there anything else you feel would help you personally in getting through this time? Is there anything you would like to see from Dementia Carers Count?
Helping others can give us the sense of worth and purpose, and giving your time to help others is a wonderful and generous thing to do. It sounds as though the practice run went well and I hope the main event does too! There is no shame in having any extra help from pre-prepared items…even the TV chefs have “cheat” items 🙂 I know I will be reaching for the Aunt Bessie’s frozen parsnips (they are really tasty!)
Covid rules have meant that time with family has been so restricted, and even more so in care homes. Is there anything that you found helpful in terms of the visits?
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Kind Regards,
Dementia Carers Count