Mum and I: Sewing with dementia
Since my Mum was diagnosed with dementia, I decided to see if the idea of reintroducing her to dressing making (she was a dressmaker in her youth) might rekindle her love for sewing.
I'm so proud to say that Mum made many of her children's clothing. I remember having a green swimming costume made for me.
So, I seized the moment to engage my Mum in a sewing project.
Which was to make a little purse.
Here's a little film clip of us making a start..
So far, so good.
More information about caring for people with dementia can be found on this website: www.alzheimers.org.uk