My partner has Alzheimers’ – so really that means that we’ve got it: we need to be a team. With his permission, I will share some perceptions and reflections from our experiences on the journey so far, including:
- Dreaming dimensions: the difference it makes, to be able to include dreaming awareness in how we relate, and not be confined to consensus reality understandings of communication and behaviour.
- Social and collective dimensions: the difference it makes when Alzheimers’ is regarded not only as an individual impairment, but also including relationship processes: otherwise the impact of social attitudes amplifies disturbance, which is then further pathologised.
- Memory loss at the edge, interventions and feedback.
- Some new and creative forms of ordering!