Blue forget me not’s are the symbol of dementia friends. The white version was included in Meghan’s bouquet at the start of UK dementia awareness week.
They were also included in the bouquet because they were the groom Prince Harry late Mum’s favourite flowers.
After the wedding the bouquet was placed on the grave of the unknown soldier which is a monument to soldiers who died during World War One who’s body was not recovered. The current Queen’s Mother started the tradition of lying wedding bouquet on the monument, because her brother Fergus had been killed during World War One, albeit his body was recovered.
What a great idea for dementia awareness week. Those with dementia may be more connected to other weddings than Harry and Meghan’s and enjoy chance to reminisce. Or as mentioning in my lent dementia posts, those with dementia may not have full understanding of celebrations but, can still enjoy celebrating.
I have been blogging my experiences of this wedding, so I have the posts to look back on.
After just getting Alexa and writing a series of prompts for Lent about dementia, this is interesting. I wrote prompts about setting phone reminders and getting a daily newspaper to remind of date… this is all stuff Alexa can do if know what to ask! Since yesterday, I have had Alexa play music, read news, tell me when next Scunthorpe match is, but she is refusing to understand and tell me date of league 1 play Off final.
As I go further along my Alzheimer’s path, I’m always looking for ways to make my life a little less complicated. When I find something that works, I put on my Dementia Advocate hat (yes I have one but only wear it in private) and share it with as many people as I can. I know that it may not work for everyone but if it works for a few, then . . . HOORAY!