"Vanity of vanities; all is vanity" Ecclesiastes assures us.
I showed Norma the colour photograph that I took during our first meeting, and she was horrified.
"Oh dear, look at that mouth. That will never do, dear."
"Here. Take another one."
She pulled her beanie down, straightened her clothing, and carefully took her glasses off.
"Are you vain, Norma?"
"Oh, no dear. I don't really need them. I just wear them to humour the children."
Norma is in a high care, secure dementia unit. She uses a walker to get about. I have heard tell that she is a challenge.