Oh dear; not only have the new outdoor table and chairs in the garden caused some additional confusion, especially when the sun shade is in position, though not necessarily open, the new, old-looking boot, has added to the confusion.

When dementia sets in it is nigh impossible to explain anything new and unusual. There is a nice garden view out of the window. The bird table given as a present, soon after the patient took up residence, is situated dead centre so that the feeding antics of all sorts of birds can be enjoyed. But this outdoor table and chairs have changed the accepted and familiar view.

You can explain till the cows come home that the boot is a pottery flower container with flowers in it, and it is okay to be sitting out in all weathers, decorating the table. You still hear “Oh dear, someone has left a boot out and it’s raining”.


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