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The coronavirus situation – Keeping occupied

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The coronavirus situation – Keeping occupied

During the lockdown, I’ve become so confused by all the messages coming out and the rules changing that I no longer watch the news. I rely on my daughters to tell me when something changes.

Pets: My main enjoyment of the day is interacting with our dogs. I still walk them, keeping my distance from humans. Ethel and I obviously chat, trying not to talk about Covid, except with our dark humour. Very necessary for this and dementia. (Read Martin Robertson’s blog here).

But what do I do in isolation? I enjoy playing games on my iPad, definitely not educational ones either!  (Listen to Martin Robertson’s Dementia Diary here).

Learning: There are free courses run by the Open University.  We need to keep those old cogs whirring for as long as we can! (Read more tips from the PACE group here).

Keep up a routine, albeit a different one in some circumstances. Structure your day to give it meaning.

Painting: I did an online ‘how to paint a sheep’ on Saturday morning, that took me three hours. I am not good at painting but I enjoy doing that. I am reading, knitting. I am getting fresh air, just going for little walks to get my fresh air when I know there is no people about.(Listen to Dory (Teresa) Davies’ Dementia Diary here).

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