Since my Mum was diagnosed with dementia, I decided to see if the idea of reintroducing her to dressing making (she was a dressmaker in her youth) might rekindle her love for sewing.
I'm so proud to say that Mum made many of her children's clothing. I remember having a green swimming costume made for me.
So, I seized the moment to engage my Mum with a sewing project.
You can watch a short film clip of us making a small purse for her face mask.
Success! My Mum's purse is used frequently we go out for our local walks in the park.
More information about caring for people with dementia can be found on this website: www.alzheimers.org.uk