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Old 03-03-10, 05:11 PM   #11
Blondie
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Maybe a trip to the cinema? I take my daughter and we sit at the back on the end row,incase of toilet visits ect.He should feel less 'obvious' to anyone there.
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Old 06-03-10, 11:00 AM   #12
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Maybe a trip to the cinema? I take my daughter and we sit at the back on the end row,incase of toilet visits ect.He should feel less 'obvious' to anyone there.
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Yes we do cinema and sometimes in the afternoon we are the only ones there so no worries about disturbing people. Also you can get a cinema pass for about £5 which allows anyone going with the person as a carer to go free.

Also pub seems to be a good motivator esp if warm enough to sit outside. Strange noises and spills seem less obvious then.
I don't know how mobile your friend is but we got a little scooter ( Ican put it in the car) and that made my husband feel more independent. We did have a dog and that was an incentive but that is just an extra responsibility although i found Peter responded more to her needs for care than for mine and she was great for defusing tense situations.

Are you in the city. i also use Peter as an excuse for easy parking using his Blue badge by telling him if he comes with me it will be easier for me to do the errands I need to do. Then he feels useful.

It is difficult to always be the person instigating activity and some days I do just say oh well we'll have a nothing day and it gives me a an excuse to read!!

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