My changing ability to work out not only how to cook, but what to cook, what to shop for, and so on, will ultimately result in the reality that sooner or later, we should be ordering in our weekly evening meals. My dear husband Peter, also known affectionately known as my BUB around the world, has, for those who suggested it, offered to take over the cooking of meals, but as he works more than full time, and already has taken over many other things, I feel it is better to simply go for the easiest option of quick salads or wholesome soups, a roast or a BBQ, as that causes me less guilt and stress!
Yes, I know guilt is wasted emotion, but let me tell you, with dementia, needing more and more support just to function, causes me to feel guilty. Plus, I really dislike needing to ask for help!
On a positive side to having dementia though, I recently gave a presentation to the Maggie Beer Foundation for an event they hosted on 30th August 2017, Food For Thought CEO & Managers Workshop. One of my online friends Paula Wolfert is a rather famous American author of nine books on cooking and the winner of numerous cookbook awards, and also a friend of Maggie’s.
Maggie was rather envious of me meeting with her on Friday mornings at one of the DAI online support groups. I jokingly suggested to Maggie she could attend this wonderful group, but had to be diagnosed with dementia first. Her reply was something like, “so there really are positives to getting dementia”, as Paula has been one of her food heroes her whole life! If you haven’t already, order your own copy of Paula’s biography, Unforgettable; it is one book not to be missed! The cover is picture here today.