2020, Dementia

06.06.20 Brain update

I don't think I have written about the wicked disease that is living in my brain in a while. I do really well for a few days and then the good times go away. Today I am able to write about it, so I will give an update. Lately, I've been experiencing a lot of… Continue reading 06.06.20 Brain update

2020, Dementia

01.11.20 Bits and pieces of dementia writings over the last two years

Since I laid it all out there in my last blog post about recent events in this dementia journey I want to share that I am coming out of the bad spell. It's not at all back to "my normal" but it is better. Better for me may not be what you think of as… Continue reading 01.11.20 Bits and pieces of dementia writings over the last two years

2019, Dementia

11.23.19 “Gooch of the Day,” by Andrew Kane

Andrew Kane's mom had dementia. He wrote this FB post on the group Being Patient: Brain Talks which I read from time to time.  It helps me a lot reading how others handle what they are going through or how the caregiver describes life with a dementia patient. My personal dementia journey has included so… Continue reading 11.23.19 “Gooch of the Day,” by Andrew Kane

2019, Dementia

10.11.19 Dear God, by Jean O’Brien

Jean O'Brien has dementia.  On the Facebook Group "Being Patient: Brain Talks" Jean wrote a personal public letter to God about her life with dementia.  A lot of it rang so true in my life. However, I've never been mad at God about me having dementia, like Jean has. I believe He gave me dementia… Continue reading 10.11.19 Dear God, by Jean O’Brien

2019, Dementia

04.28.19 My Two Mothers, by Joann Snow Duncanson; and a personal note

Your Mom with dementia may still be here or she may have passed on. She will always be with you, as close as your heart. Bless us all in this journey 💗 Two Mothers Remembered, by Joann Snow Duncanson I had two Mothers – two Mothers I claim Two different people, yet with the same… Continue reading 04.28.19 My Two Mothers, by Joann Snow Duncanson; and a personal note

2018, Dementia, Dora Rental

10.06.18 Communicating with others when you have dementia

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Somehow most folks believe that someone with dementia shouldn't be able to carry on a semi intelligent conversation. They do not realize that when someone is diagnosed with dementia it may take several years to get to where conversation is a problem.  In the mean time the patient loses that… Continue reading 10.06.18 Communicating with others when you have dementia

2018, Dementia

09.01.18 Brain Healthy Foods, Reposted from 09.01.15

September 1, 2018 - I wrote this three years ago, seems like yesterday.  My blood sugar and A1C are significantly better than they were back then.  My blood pressure (without medicine) is now under control.  Not sure about recent cholesterol since I stopped taking medicine for that.  I have an appointment with Dr.Valdes to go… Continue reading 09.01.18 Brain Healthy Foods, Reposted from 09.01.15

2018, Dementia

08.25.18 Rewiring My Brain and Stepping into Alzheimer’s World, by Bob DeMarco

Once you start to understand how things work in Alzheimer's World - you get calm and comfortable. Once you get calm and comfortable you give off a better "vibe" to someone that has Alzheimer's. Over time as you learn how to understand, cope and communicate with a person living with dementia you will find that… Continue reading 08.25.18 Rewiring My Brain and Stepping into Alzheimer’s World, by Bob DeMarco

2018, Dementia

08.10.18 Alzheimer’s and Dementia from the patient’s perspective reblogged from January 2015

August 14, 2018 -  Since I originally wrote this in 2015 I've found two very interesting dementia patients who still communicate pretty well.  One, Rick Phelps, started a Facebook group called Memory People. Here is a link to that group: Memory People on Facebook   I've shared some of Rick's writing before and plan to share soon… Continue reading 08.10.18 Alzheimer’s and Dementia from the patient’s perspective reblogged from January 2015

2018, Dementia

07.30.18 – When Language Fails in Dementia – AND – Dementia Medicines, by Teepa Snow

Monday, July 30 - Here is Teepa Snow with another amazing video that covers oh so much valuable dementia information.  She doesn't just cover one aspect, there's lots in this one.  I can already see some of the things I do in this and some that I hope are a long long way off.  The… Continue reading 07.30.18 – When Language Fails in Dementia – AND – Dementia Medicines, by Teepa Snow