St. Patrick’s Day was a special day for Mom, not just because she loved Irish music, but because she was named Patricia, partly in honour of St. Patrick. This post is to honour her, her love of music, her love of all things Irish, and her joyful spirit–she was the life of the party for most of her time here.
The two-minute video also contains a powerful message with respect to the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication to chemically restrain people who live with dementia. I hope you take a moment to reflect on the message, and even better to take action! I also invite you to compare Mom’s demeanour in this video, which I recorded in June 2014, with the one I took less than two years prior in March 2012 as she was getting ready to go to the Georgeville Neighbours’ Lunch.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017. (P.S. 40 Seroquel side effects)