Imagine with me for a minute. What if your mobility was completely dependent on others. You are able to walk, but you are too wobbly to be safe. Maybe you are unable to decide anything for yourself because your brain no longer takes initiative. You can't just get up and walk outside even if you used to go for a walk every day. You feel restless but you don't know why, and your muscles are getting stiff because they aren't being used as much anymore.
Folks with dementia are in a pickle. They need our help. I made this little video to inspire and help with some tips when it comes to getting our loved ones moving. This "How To" video is number five in a series.
But before you watch it, I want to draw your attention to someone in the video who is the winner of BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR! Karl's wife, Becky was our primary caregiver during the years that Gary was still able to walk. Karl was INVALUABLE for helping Gary "see the world." He and Gary actually had similar interests, so he was a perfect walking support for Gary. He gently and humbly helped my husband enjoy the great outdoors while Becky documented their many outings. "Many thanks, Karl!"
To view the video, click on the arrow in the middle of the scene below. (If you are a subscriber and are reading this post in your email, you'll have to click on "Read in your browser" down at the bottom, to view the video.)
I have made FOUR other videos in this series. To see them, click HERE.