Marie's February Article

29 Jan 18

February, 2018

Well, here we are 2018, looking forward, but not knowing what lies ahead.  Technology has gone forward at such a pace that older people cannot keep up with it and certainly don’t understand it. There are watches which can answer back, never mind their purpose to tell the time.  We have gadgets which can answer questions and obey commands and now children under school age can work mobile ‘phones.
However, despite this, we found over Christmas and the New Year that youngsters ranging from four years old to 30 years old and also us ‘oldies’ enjoyed old fashioned games and activities. Tablets and mobile ‘phones took second place.

There is a small town in Scotland which has a book shop which is let out for people as a holiday destination.  Many years ago this would have been a dream for me, as I love books.  However, it is not for someone with a family but it is fully let for the next two years and other countries are looking into doing something similar.

In January I bought some Daffodils and it lifted my spirits, as these flowers seem to herald that winter will soon be over but there is still some way to go.  Also some nights when we have clear days it is light longer and it is as if nature is preparing for Spring.

I wasn’t surprised to learn that well loved songs can help stir the memory of people with dementia.  Music it seems can be a great healer and songs can remind us of years gone by, as we sing the folk songs from school, then the pop songs from our teens and perhaps songs which trigger milestones in our lives.  I remember when I had my first child the song everyone was singing was ‘High Hopes.’  I don’t know if other people remember it but we all have favourite songs or music which live in our memory.

It isn’t enough to be pleasant when life flows by like a song  
For the man worthwhile is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.

Marie Cove

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