Taking my dear old mother in law out for a quick birthday lunch is not as easy as it used to be. We would tootle off to a nearby eatery and make for a really good fun lunch time. Sadly this is challenging now as she suffers the dreadful dementia. Her mind wanders in and out of normality with terrifying speed. I try to remind her of the now, today as often as I can but it’s now hopeless. Perfume products are the way forward now though – she recalls happy times when she was courting my father in law. A particular scent will take her back to 1943, the air raid shelters and the fun to be had at the local dance. Another well known name was spectacular in reviving a long held memory of her cousin’s wedding in Brighton in 1945 – out came the memory box and after much rifling, we found the sample bottle of that very scent. Fantastic!