FOR GREGORY. He was not a VICTIM of ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, he was a HERO!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
When I first put the tray onto the chair, I thought "Oh Fuck! It looks like a highchair!" So I took it off and put it away.
Today I put it on again and while it still looked "Oh Fuck!" I decided that it still may come in handy. The first experiment was to put a plate of blueberries on the tray and try to help Gregory feed himself. I don't think he got the idea but when I moved his fingers around he did grasp a berry and with physical encouragement he put it into his mouth. His response was, "Oh Yum!"
He was able to feed himself half a dozen or so berries but what I have found is that just because he succeeds in doing something, that does not mean he can do it in a repetitive fashion. He fumbled and dropped or just let his hand lie there. So sometimes he succeeded and other times I did it for him.
The experiment will continue and I'll send a photo of the tray on the chair, "Oh Fuck!"