Packing for someone with dementia on Christmas Days Out

Guest blog by Grommit

All carers have the same dilemna when leaving the house for the day. What to take, what to leave. However, it is possible to remember things if you sing it as you go.

“On the first hour of packing I must remember these:-
The Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 2nd hour of packing I must remember these:-
2 packs of Werthers,
and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 3rd hour of packing I must remember these:-
3 spare trousers,
2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 4th hour……………..
4 different pill types,
3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 5th hour…………
5 Incontinence pads,
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 6th hour…………
6 empty bin bags,
5 incontinence pads,
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of wetwipes and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 7th hour……………..
7 soothing CD’s,
6 empty bin bags,
5 Incontinence pads.
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys

On the 8th hour………..
8 packs of wet wipes,
7 soothing CD’s, 6 empty bin bags,
5 Incontinence pads.
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 9th hour…………..
9 cuddly fluffy toys,
8 packs of wet wipes, 7 soothing CD’s, 6 empty bin bags,
5 Incontinence pads.
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys

On the 10th hour………….
10 anti dribble bibs,
9 cuddly fluffy toys, 8 packs of wet wipes, 7 soothing CD’s, 6 empty bin bags,
5 Incontinence pads.
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 11th hour…………
11 meat paste sarnies,
10 anti dribble bibs, 9 fluffy toys, 8 packs of wet wipes, 7 soothing CD’s, 6 empty bin bags,
5 Incontinence pads.
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys.

On the 12th hour of packing I must remember these:-
12 toilet rolls,
11 meat paste sarnies, 10 anti dribble bibs, 9 fluffy toys, 8 packs of wet wipes, 7 soothing CD’s, 6 empty bin bags,
5 Incontinence pads.
4 different pill types, 3 spare trousers, 2 packs of Werthers and a Sat Nav with the car keys.”

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