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Dementia damaged Ron's emotions. Then I took him chocolate shopping

As a Dementia Friend I gave Ron’s wife weekly respite and something even more precious: I helped him rediscover his ability to show her affection.

Once I was trained-up, I was introduced to Ron and his delightful wife, Mary. They had been together for more than 40 years and it soon became clear that Mary’s life revolved entirely around caring for her husband. She was always very friendly, cheerful and never complained but, as the months passed by, I could see she was under pressure.

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