Forget Me Not is a Caring for the Carer group that meets twice a week; every Monday and Thursday 10am-1.15pm at the Social Centre, Camposol B.  It is not just for Dementia patients, but for anyone with a physical or mental disability. We have 2 qualified nurses and volunteers so your loved one can be left at the group with you knowing they are in safe hands.  We have a thriving Dominoes Club as well as Craft Making, Chair Exercise and Bingo. We also provide a Free Lunch.  If you want to know more about us, please ring Dee or Diane on the numbers above or just come along and visit.

If I Get Dementia

If I get Dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality. 

If I think my spouse is still alive, or if I think we’re visiting my parents for dinner, 

let me believe those things. I’ll be much happier for it.

If I get Dementia, I don’t want to be treated like a child.

Talk to me like the adult that I am. 

If I get Dementia, I still want to enjoy the things that I’ve always enjoyed. 

Help me find a way to exercise, read and visit with friends. 

If I get Dementia, ask me to tell you a story from my past. 

If I get Dementia and I become agitated, take the time to figure out what is bothering me.

If I get Dementia, treat me the way that you would want to be treated. 

If I get Dementia, make sure that there are plenty of snacks for me in the house. 

Even now if I don’t eat I get angry and if I have Dementia

I may have trouble explaining what I need. 

If I get Dementia, don’t talk about me as if I’m not in the room. 

If I get Dementia, don’t feel guilty if you cannot care for me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s not your fault and you’ve done your best. 

Find someone who can help you, or choose a great new place for me to live. 

If I get Dementia and I live in a Dementia care community, please visit me often.

If I get Dementia, don’t get frustrated if I mix up names, events, or places. 

Take a deep breath. It’s not my fault. 

If I get Dementia, make sure I always have my favourite music playing within earshot. 

If I get Dementia and I like to pick up items and carry them around, 

help me return those items to their original places.

If I get Dementia, don’t exclude me from parties and family gatherings. 

If I get Dementia, know that I still like receiving hugs or handshakes. 

If I get Dementia, remember that I am still the person you know and love.