Doodling With Dementia




Now for something completely different. I was thumbing through an old notepad that my dad used to use at work and I found some of his doodles. What is really interesting is that it illustrates Dad trying to test himself with the alphabet while playing a game of hangman. It is almost juvenile with what he is drawing and it shows what he is thinking about. He spent many decades at Port Elliot and his father was involved in Nippers and Life Saving. The fact he is naming the ‘motor’ on the boat is showing his thought processes. There are small grammatical and spelling mistakes which Dad simply would not make normally without dementia. I thought these were just another insight into perhaps signs of early dementia that you may find interesting.




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