12 from Me

Tru here.

Beginning fence, so digging fence-posts this week … and other tasks.
Probably no new blog entries for about a month, … but remember there is plenty to read at this website
((Remember Links are on text — not pictures))

Top 12 posts from me for past year are :

Context of Appearance at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/05/27/context-appearance/ ;

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Hallucination Types at https://truthfulkindness.com/2020/01/26/hallucination-types/ ;

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Andrew Garvey Memoriam at https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/andrew-garvey-mem/ ;

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Probably Asleep at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/06/02/i-am-probably-asleep/ ;

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Autumn with Dementia Mentors at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/14/2019oct-dementia-mentors/ ;

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Verbal Comprehension Strategies at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/20/verbal-comprehension-strategies-3/ ;

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Latest Cure at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/08/latest-cure/ ;

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Partner Praise at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/11/11/partner-praise/ ;

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Learned from Power Outage at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/31/lrnd-power-outage/ ;

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Suffering and “Dancing with Elephants” at https://truthfulkindness.com/2017/02/22/suffering-bk-dancing-elephants/ ;

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Chickens for Personal Therapy at https://truthfulkindness.com/2020/04/27/chickens-for-personal-therapy/ ;

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Index and pdf Link for “PWD Dementia Success Stories” at https://truthfulkindness.com/dementia-success-stories/ ;

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My Most Crucial >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/ ;
Other Contributors >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

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Calendars will eventually be removed to prevent over-Loading the upLoad limit for website “Media Library”, because they actually take quite a bit of mb.

pdf of May calendar is available at Schdl202005May 20200421  .
Left room for writing times in YOUR time zone, after you print calendar.

This month i plan to attend some of the DM chats, but limited numbers of the other chats.
Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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Hope to have more family time during the next five weeks, so i may skip some blog weeks.

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To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats, click “contact” at https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .
These are events i know of during this week:

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26 May, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .  ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

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26 May, Tues; DAA Drop-in with Dr Susan on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  ((1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa)).

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27 May, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ members will be offered new Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

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28 May, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Technology for Dementia””, hosted by Mike Belleville with expert Josh Hansen. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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29 May, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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03 Jun, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia  >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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04 Jun, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Staying Active during COVID-19””, hosted by Chuck McClatchey. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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* Admin issues: SHARE dementia awareness thru buttons below. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments, but please filter your comments with truthful loving kindness to all concerned. If interested in receiving notice of future blog postings, subscriptions are available through a “follow” button in the upper left corner (MS Explorer) or lower right (Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome). If there is an advertisement below, I have no control over what is shown. My own full legal name is Truthful Loving Kindness. My current diagnosis is still Mild Cognitive Impairment, but my neurologist said I am in a unique position for helping because I have “one foot in each door”. Text Copyright © Truthful L. Kindness 24May2020. .  Tags are: not needed for this entry.

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Brain Gear-Lock

Tru here.

strong feelings on my topic.

Spent 5 hours earlier this week trying to compose something on this topic, then 5 more hours today.
i have PIECES written … but they are not yet working together to make a helpful blog entry.

Looks like they fit together — but they just wont turn.

Maybe my scribbles will be helpful to a blog entry in the future, but 10 hours invested is enough for this week.
This topic may come together to make sense — at another time.

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Calendars will eventually be removed to prevent over-Loading the upLoad limit for website “Media Library”, because they actually take quite a bit of mb.

pdf of May calendar is available at Schdl202005May 20200421  .
Left room for writing times in YOUR time zone, after you print calendar.

This month i plan to attend some of the DM chats, but limited numbers of the other chats.
Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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Hope to have more family time during the next six weeks, so i may skip some blog weeks.

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To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats, click “contact” at https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .
These are events i know of during this week:

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19 May, Tues; DAA Drop-in with Dr Susan on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  ((1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa)).

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20 May, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ members will be offered new Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

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21 May, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Maintaining a Positive Attitude In Stressful Times””, hosted by Chuck McClatchey. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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22 May, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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26 May, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .  ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

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28 May, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Technology for Dementia””, hosted by Mike Belleville with expert Josh Hansen. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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03 Jun, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia  >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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* Admin issues: SHARE dementia awareness thru buttons below. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments, but please filter your comments with truthful loving kindness to all concerned. If interested in receiving notice of future blog postings, subscriptions are available through a “follow” button in the upper left corner (MS Explorer) or lower right (Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome). If there is an advertisement below, I have no control over what is shown. My own full legal name is Truthful Loving Kindness. My current diagnosis is still Mild Cognitive Impairment, but my neurologist said I am in a unique position for helping because I have “one foot in each door”. Text Copyright © Truthful L. Kindness 17May2020. .  Tags are: not needed for this entry.

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May Update 2020

Tru here.

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The last few months have been more difficult for me to understand words spoken or written,
to think of appropriate words,
and generally to reflect “Truthful Loving Kindness” with regard to my interactions with others.
… and the past couple weeks it has been really hard.

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(Stress?) Headache almost daily now, and
Discovered that “peopling” time is much more fragile for me lately.
Working on it , but despite best efforts Just downright GRUMPY at times.
So i may post less frequently for a while.

I very much enjoy turtles;
the lovely placid creatures who carry secure covering and so easily pull themselves under cover for time of restoration and rejuvenation.
As a strong introvert my private time is crucial to my well-being … and I think it is time to TAKE some extra time for me.

Here are most recent Pages added at this website:

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Andrew Garvey Memorial Page at https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/andrew-garvey-mem/  .

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Double-Dating in Genealogy at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/dble-dating/  .

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Calendars will eventually be removed to prevent over-Loading the upLoad limit for website “Media Library”, because they actually take quite a bit of mb.

pdf of May calendar is available at Schdl202005May 20200421  .
Left room for writing times in YOUR time zone, after you print calendar.

i attend a good portion of the DM chats, but limited numbers of the other chats.
Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join some of the following during this week:

 

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13 May, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ members will be offered new Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

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14 May, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Importance of Confirming a Diagnosis””, hosted by Laurie Scherrer with expert Matt Sharp from AFTD. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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15 May, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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19 May, Tues; DAA Drop-in with Dr Susan on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  ((1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa)).

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21 May, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Maintaining a Positive Attitude In Stressful Times””, hosted by Chuck McClatchey. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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26 May, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .  ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

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03 Jun, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia  >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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* Admin issues: SHARE dementia awareness thru buttons below. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments, but please filter your comments with truthful loving kindness to all concerned. If interested in receiving notice of future blog postings, subscriptions are available through a “follow” button in the upper left corner (MS Explorer) or lower right (Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome). If there is an advertisement below, I have no control over what is shown. My own full legal name is Truthful Loving Kindness. My current diagnosis is still Mild Cognitive Impairment, but my neurologist said I am in a unique position for helping because I have “one foot in each door”. Text Copyright © Truthful L. Kindness 10 May2020. Tags are: dementia, introverted, renewal, time

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Chickens for Personal Therapy

Tru here.

 

As i said in the introduction to “Animals and Dementia Symptoms” (see link at base of entry), I think being around an affectionate animal is therapeutic for any disabled person.  I suspect this is seldom more true than for someone whose brain is damaged.

Many animals can be helpful for these aspects of life, Not just dogs.  Dogs are now the only animals legally accepted as a “Service Animal”, but that involves trained tasks to mitigate a person’s dys-Abilities.  Even care of animals can be THERAPEUTIC, in that it gives purpose for getting out of bed and keeping some organization for the day.

Spending time with animals that can return affection has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce anxiety, and increase endorphins and oxytocin.  ((These are feel-good chemicals produced inside each of us.))  See Link for 12-month study by Northumbria University at bottom of this blog entry.

i think chickens can be a very good “therapy” animal for person living with dementia symptoms, …

… as long as there is reliable back-up
for awareness of whether they have been fed, watered, released for the day,
and safely in secure enclosure for night.
Also CRUCIAL to remember to wash hands after handling chickens,
and despite reminder note on back door, i often forget that step
… so husband reminds me.

In photo above,
8-year-old Snuggle is on my Lap (mixed-breed of AustraLorp and Jersey Giant,
she has not laid an egg in 2yrs, but is rather possessive at lap-time).
Sally is getting a treat from my hand,
and the rooster Soxx (short for “Long-Stockings”) just moved back so that Sally could have his spot.
He is one-year-old, can be a thoughtful gentleman and at times is nothing short of gallant,
but also seems to have a very longgG memory for folks (or the dog) scaring his girls
– whether purposeful or accidental.
Soxx is looking over my shoulder.
Both Sally and Soxx are Jersey Giants from breeder, and where one is, the other is probably nearby.
The two “blue” Jersey Giants, Molly and Blush are at edges of photo.
Then Adele has her head down,
behind two of the four most recently-adopted mixed-breeds in center of photo
(called “Jersey Giant” and probably from hatchery,
but definitely mixed-breed from both smaller size and color of feet).
i cannot tell these 4 girls apart, so only one is named — from her behavior .
She is called “Grumpy”, LOL !
2 hens are probably under the pine tree branches and not in photo, making all 10 of our flock
(on 1/2 acre with 8-feet tall, 10×10 chicken house that has concrete stemwall, — with its own “tree” inside).

 

“Every back yard in the United States
should contribute its share to a bumper crop of poultry and eggs
in 1918″.  — … a Patriotic Duty …

No longer 1918, but …
During these days when grocery-store visits are complicated with virus issues,
eggs are an important added benefit,
and raising chickens addresses some of my own concerns
for future availability and increasing cost for some of our kitchen staples.

Altho we had a milk cow, we didnt have chickens when i was growing up,
but my mother had chickens as a child (and her pet rooster was in the school play, LOL).
My grand-mothers, great-grand-mothers etc thru the generations also had chickens.
With my interest in history and genealogy,
this creates a wonderful continuity in the circle of life … for ME.

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** Reminder that chickens, like most animals, must be socialized to humans in order to be human-compatible.
Our chickens are hand-fed treats every day, and enjoy lap-time at least once-weekly, when weather permits.
Roosters require constant awareness and extra conditioning-time on VERY frequent basis.  Even tho i work at it, the chickens we raised from one-day-old are still MUCH more friendly than those which we received at several months old (Adele and the “blues” Molly and Blush).  The four most recently adopted were daily hand-fed before we received them.  Even friendly Roosters can become very protective and territorial, even dangerous with sharp bone spur at the ankles.  In the past we have needed to re-home two previous roosters due to aggressive behaviors.

Video LINKS:  My 2014 vid with Onyx, Snuggle, and the other mixed-breed flock
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZN2dTrKpGg ;

https://youtu.be/HWf96D6xbck ;

Text LINKS:
https://truthfulkindness.com/2015/03/03/animals-dementia-symptoms-1/ ;
https://crhcf.org/insights/dementia-patients-become-hen-caretakers/ ;
https://www.nextavenue.org/calming-effect-therapy-chickens/ ;
… and a 12-month study by Northumbria University is available at Link on this page https://equalarts.org.uk/var/www/vhosts/equalarts.org.uk/httpdocs/our-work/henpower .
Service Dog Links at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/animals/service-dog-links/ .

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Calendars will eventually be removed to prevent over-Loading the upLoad limit for website “Media Library”, because they actually take quite a bit of mb.

pdf of May calendar is available at Schdl202005May 20200421  .
Left room for writing times in YOUR time zone, after you print calendar.

i attend a good portion of the DM chats, but limited numbers of the other chats.
Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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.*. . .*. . .*. SCHEDULE: .*. . .*. . .*.

along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join some of the following during this week:

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28 Apr, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .  ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

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28 April, Tuesday; DAA Drop-in with Dr Susan is on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa )).

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29 Apr, Wednesday: DAI Meeting of the Minds “Using Montessori-Inspired Principles to Radically improve engagement for Residents and Staff” with Dr Cameron Camp and Gary Johnson.  ((1.5hrs beginning 2pm Pacific Time, 3pm Mtn, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern time, 10pm London and 11pm South Africa.))  More info at https://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org/events/dai-webinars/ .

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29 Apr, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ members will be offered new Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

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30 Apr, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Social Security Disability””, hosted by JR (John-Richard) Pagan, with expert John Tucker. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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01 May, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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06 May, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia  >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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07 May, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Traveling while staying home””, hosted by Diana Blackwelder. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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10 May, Sunday: MOTHER’S Day !!!

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14 May, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Importance of Confirming a Diagnosis””, hosted by Laurie Scherrer with expert Matt Sharp from AFTD. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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* Admin issues: SHARE dementia awareness thru buttons below. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments, but please filter your comments with truthful loving kindness to all concerned. If interested in receiving notice of future blog postings, subscriptions are available through a “follow” button in the upper left corner (MS Explorer) or lower right (Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome). If there is an advertisement below, I have no control over what is shown. My own full legal name is Truthful Loving Kindness. My current diagnosis is still Mild Cognitive Impairment, but my neurologist said I am in a unique position for helping because I have “one foot in each door”. Text Copyright © Truthful L. Kindness 27Apr2020. Tags are: animal, chicken, dementia, hen, henpower, therapy

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Adding Calendar

Tru here with an add-on:

Will be adding Calendar format on blog entries, but FYI those calendars will eventually need to be removed, because my webspace is only allowed a certain amount of picture/video space.  So will leave calendars for a few months, but then must remove in order to prevent over-loading my “media” allowance.  No room on calendars to include specific times for each Time Zones, but more info is available.

pdf of calendar is available at Schdl202005May 20200421  .  Left room for writing times in YOUR time zone, after you print calendar.

These calendars are events available for PLwD (Persons Living with Dementia).  “DM” are events available for members of Dementia Mentors.  DAA is Dementia Action Alliance, DAI is Dementia Alliance International, Teepa Snow “Lets Talk” is for her team’s direct interaction with Persons with Dementia, and Lori’s Dementia Chats are participation in monthly chats thru Lori LaBey that are RECORDED for teaching purposes (and available on YouTube).

i attend a good portion of the DM chats, but limited numbers of the other chats.  Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, and there might be one in Calendar.

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along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join some of the following during this week:
.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

21 April, Tuesday; DAA Drop-in with Dr Susan is on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa )).

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22 Apr, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ members will be offered new Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

23 Apr, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““DAA Work Groups””, hosted by Paulan Gordon, with experts Karen Love & J. Pinkowitz. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

24 Apr, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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Calendars will eventually be removed to prevent over-Loading the upLoad limit for website “Media Library”, because they actually take quite a bit of mb.

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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28 Apr, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .  ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

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29 Apr, Wednesday: DAI Meeting of the Minds “Using Montessori-Inspired Principles to Radically improve engagement for Residents and Staff” with Dr Cameron Camp and Gary Johnson.  ((1.5hrs beginning 2pm Pacific Time, 3pm Mtn, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern time, 10pm London and 11pm South Africa.))  More info at https://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org/events/dai-webinars/ .

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30 Apr, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Social Security Disability””, hosted by JR (John-Richard) Pagan, with expert John Tucker. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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6 May, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia  >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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New in Apr

Tru here.

Remember that LINK is not in picture, but at text below the picture !

New Pages in my website are:

Others: “Why Cant You Hear Me” by Norrms at  https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/norman-mcnamara/hear-me/ .

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Crafts: “Emoji Me” at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/emoji-me/

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FamHist: Uncle Gillies at Culloden >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/gillies-culloden/

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along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join some of the following during this week:
.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

21 April, Tuesday; DAA Drop-in with Dr Susan is on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa )).

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22 Apr, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ members will be offered new Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

23 Apr, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““DAA Work Groups””, hosted by Paulan Gordon, with experts Karen Love & J. Pinkowitz. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

24 Apr, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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Calendars will eventually be removed to prevent over-Loading the upLoad limit for website “Media Library”, because they actually take quite a bit of mb.pdf of calendar is available at Schdl202005May 20200421  .  Left room for writing times in YOUR time zone, after you print calendar.

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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28 Apr, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .  ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

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29 Apr, Wednesday: DAI Meeting of the Minds “Using Montessori-Inspired Principles to Radically improve engagement for Residents and Staff” with Dr Cameron Camp and Gary Johnson.  ((1.5hrs beginning 2pm Pacific Time, 3pm Mtn, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern time, 10pm London and 11pm South Africa.))  More info at https://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org/events/dai-webinars/ .

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30 Apr, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Social Security Disability””, hosted by JR (John-Richard) Pagan, with expert John Tucker. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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6 May, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia  >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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New Zoom Opportunities

Tru here.

With cancellation of many life events due to virus restrictions, there are also quite a few NEW opportunities to participate and connect thru Zoom video.

HOWEVER,
i think it may be time to verify that we all have contact info for each other, as much as possible.

As a result of the “stay-at-home” procedures now in effect,
more people are using various video chat platforms.
This just proves what a wonderful tool these platforms are,
to stay connected with others.

We would like to invite you to renew your connections with Dementia Mentors, etc, on our Zoom chats.

There may be temporary complications
until these video chat platforms can adjust to tremendously higher volume of participants.

But … join … connect … participate.
Get encouraged and encourage others !!!

Looking forward to seeing you around the web.

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Dementia Mentors

Join Dementia Mentors from “contact” button at https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

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DAA (Dementia Action Alliance) has added two more weekly Zoom discussions, making discussions now available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, AND Fridays.

Tuesdays: “Drop-in with Dr Susan” is on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa )).

Thursdays: Our weekly “DAA Dementia Discussions” group is designed as an educational platform for people living with dementia and/or care partners to socialize while acquiring knowledge on many aspects of dementia life. Thursdays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

Fridays: “Faith Hope and Love”; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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Alzheimers Speaks has 4th Tuesdays for “Dementia Chats”, but now added Fridays.

4th Tuesdays: “Dementia Chats”: This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Lasts 1.5 hours.  Let me know if YOU would like to participate >> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 . ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

Fridays: “The Coronavirus has impacted all of our lives and continues to shift and change daily. I have decided to do a weekly zoom show focusing on the Covid 19 which will highlight how individuals, companies and cities are adapting to our “New Normal.” If you are interested in being a formal guest on one of these shows please reach out to me. I invite you to join the conversation. For right now I am looking at doing these on Fridays.” — Lori LaBey.  (( Fridays at 11am Pacific Time, 12 noon Mtn, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern, 7pm UK, and 8pm South Africa )).

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.*. . .*. . .*. SCHEDULE: .*. . .*. . .*.

along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join some of the following during this week:
.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

31 March, Tuesday; DAA Drop-in with Dr Susan is on Tuesdays:  While COVID-19 is impacting everyday life, please join us at the Dementia Action Alliance for an online discussion with Susan Wehry, MD Tuesdays  at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mtn, 3pm Central, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, and 10pm South Africa )).

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1 Apr, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ members will be offered new Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

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2 Apr, Thursday: Dementia Mentors’ members have opportunity to attend Christian Cafe, video gathering with Prayer. (1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 9am Pacific Time, 10 Mtn, 11am Central, 12 noon Eastern, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa). Members only.  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

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2 Apr, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““You Don’t look like you have dementia””, hosted by John-Richard (JR) Pagan. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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3 Apr, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; chatting with Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel; the Dementia Action Alliance invites you to join us online for an open discussion about using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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3 Apr, Friday: Alzheimers Speaks; COVID-19: how individuals, companies and cities are adapting to our “New Normal.” If you are interested in being a formal guest on one of these shows please reach out to me. I invite you to join the conversation. For right now I am looking at doing these on Fridays.” — Lori LaBey.  (( Fridays at 11am Pacific Time, 12 noon Mtn, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern, 7pm UK, and 8pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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8 Apr, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia on Wed. Apr 8  >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .  (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )).

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9 Apr, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic ““Hobbies to keep us grounded/skills””, hosted by Mike Belleville. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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17 Apr CANCELLED: Friday: 2020 AFTD Annual Education Conference. regarding Fronto-Temporal Degeneration. Details at >> https://www.theaftd.org/event/2020-aftd-annual-education-conference/Some credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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27 Apr, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .  ((4th Tuesday of each month, 7:30am until 9am Pacific Time, 8:30 until 10am Mtn, 9:30am until 11am Central, 10:30am until 12 noon Eastern, 3:30pm until 5pm UK time , and 4:30pm until 6pm South Africa)).

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* Admin issues: SHARE dementia awareness thru buttons below. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments, but please filter your comments with truthful loving kindness to all concerned. If interested in receiving notice of future blog postings, subscriptions are available through a “follow” button in the upper left corner (MS Explorer) or lower right (Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome). If there is an advertisement below, I have no control over what is shown. My own full legal name is Truthful Loving Kindness. My current diagnosis is still Mild Cognitive Impairment, but my neurologist said I am in a unique position for helping because I have “one foot in each door”. Text Copyright © Truthful L. Kindness 30Mar2020. Tags are: alzheimers, communication, connection, CoronaVirus, dementia, PLwD, relationship, strategy, Zoom.

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March 2020

Tru here.

Spent much of last week-end and this week-end trying to source our family supplies.
Since we live rather out-of-the-way (almost 2hours from the nearest Walmart, LOL) we have always bought our supplies in bulk,
but now many of those bulk supplies are not available at our usual vendors.
So must search for other providers.

With cancellation of events for virus, there are also quite a few NEW opportunities to participate thru Zoom video,
so they will be discussed in additional entry Later this week.

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Meanwhile these are some of the recent pages added on my blog.  Remember to click colored text NOT the picture:

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Dementia: from retired Dr Jennifer Bute >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/jennifer-bute/dementia-coronavirus/ ;

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FamHist: Rollo the Viking >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/rollo-the-viking/ ;

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Arts: ZenDoodles March2020 >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/zen-mar2020/ .

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Schedule will be included in additional entry Later this week.

 

Stay Connected Despite CoronaVirus Restrictions

As Charles Dickens wrote (1859):
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
… It was the winter of despair. … It was the spring of hope” (from Tale of Two Cities).

So, shall we give up hope … or shall we look forward ?
Do we crawl into a hole of isolation … or use media tools to stay connected ?

Tru here.

Like everywhere else in the world right now, CoronaVirus is a big topic among my friends.

Personally, i always try to focus on the possibilities.
i think the latest recommendations emphasize benefits of Video communication
… and benefits of social networks like FaceBook and Twitter.

With video tools like Zoom and Skype, we can visit from “safety” of our Living Room.
Sample of video Zoom (but with music background added) is here >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358 .

Here are some other suggestions from a couple friends:

LauraMarie says BREATHE (13 Mar 2020)

My hope is families will take this time to become closer.
To return to activities like cooking together, conversations and gaming together.
Talking with each other instead of AT each other or arguing.
Sitting on the porch enjoying nature is still ok.

It is my hope that instead of complaining, we find the good.
Turn the negatives into positives.
This is just a season.
Make some rice and a pot of yummy beans.
When movies become boring, pull out the board games.
Actually have conversations and get to know your people again.

Most of all, show patience, mercy and Grace to each other.

When you want to fuss and yell, take a moment to breathe.
Choose your battles.
Perhaps instead of fussing, simply ask again.

Treat others as you WOULD WANT to or prefer to be treated.

Find a way to enjoy this time.
; https://www.facebook.com/therealLauraMarie/posts/10158718127411874

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Need for TOUCH
Harry Urban says (11 Mar 2020)

I often speak of the fear of the unknown concerning dementia, but it does not compare with the fear of the coronavirus. …

… we are being told not to have any physical contacts with the people we love,
no holding hands or touching someone’s cheek to give them comfort.

Meetings are discouraged to discuss our fears
and total isolation is encouraged.
Will we be able to dismiss the lessons we are learning
after the coronavirus fears calm … and ((when)) we can go to the store and buy a roll of toilet paper or hand sanitizer again.

The fears are real, but it is up to you how to handle them.
Don’t forget about us living with dementia after the coronavirus diminishes …  >> https://www.facebook.com/harry.urban1/posts/2885342774819726

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Alzheimers Speaks Announcement:

How Is Covid 19 Affecting You And Those You Care For With Dementia?
Let’s talk about your feelings, fears, plans and ideas!

Lori La Bey is excited to facilitate this important conversation and as usual wants to hear the voices of those living with dementia, families caring for them as well as professionals and businesses supporting dementia care.

Alzheimer’s Speaks was built with a foundation of giving voice to all and helping people feel comfortable discussing tough issues in a respectful way.
We hope you will join the conversation!
Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will be Live via Zoom this Tuesday, March 17th 11am Pacific time, 12 noon Mtn, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern time, 6pm London, 8pm South Africa, … and March 18 in Australia . Link to join is #465951797 , at https://zoom.us/j/465951797

DAA Announcement:

Coronavirus – Impact and strategies for people living with dementia.
We would like to hold a couple special Dementia Discussions to generally discuss the Impact of the Coronavirus.

As people are scared and routines are being totally changed, and perhaps loved ones out of work, we believe there is a need for an open discussion on how people living with dementia are impacted and how we are coping. As well as a need to lend support and share coping strategies.

Our first discussion will be on Thursday, March 19th at 1pm Eastern Time. We would like to encourage people from all countries and all dementia groups to unite to support each other.

DR. Al Power will be joining this discussion to help answer questions and provide some encouragement. We are not preparing any questions before hand, just letting people talk and try to lend a compassionate hand. We will be recording the discussion to share on social media platforms.

In order to accommodate more people, a second Dementia Discussion will be the next day, Friday March 20th at 6pm Eastern time.

Dementia Action Alliance (daanow.org) invites people living with any form of dementia to join this Dementia Discussion at  10am Pacific time, 11 Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern time, 5pm UK, and 7pm South Africa. The Discussion will last one hour. An additional discussion will be 3pm Pacific time, 4pm Mtn, 5pm Central, 6pm Eastern time … and 10pm UK.  Learn tips from others and share your thoughts as we discuss ways to make life easier for people living with dementia and/or care partners.

The below link will connect you to our free video chat – all you need is a phone, tablet, or computer with a camera.
https://zoom.us/j/4567882023

Please share this with other people who you think may be interested.

Hope to see you there!

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LINKS:

i think Dr. Daniel Potts says it well >> https://danielcpotts.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/social-distancing/ ;
page from retired Dr Jennifer Bute at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/jennifer-bute/dementia-coronavirus/ ;
DAA interview with Al Power now available here >> https://youtu.be/AInBAV7uba0 ; ;
Michael Ellenbogen and i participated in 17 March Alzheimers Speaks Radio project (video) on this topic, shared here >> https://youtu.be/3ZUo4pB5gfA ;
and Harry Urban’s index page is https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/ .

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along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join the following this week:
.*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*. . .*.

Mar 17, Tuesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia has been re-scheduled from March 19 to March 17. >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .

Mar 17, Alzheimers Speaks Radio (video Chat) : See discussion above.

Mar 19, Thursday: DAA Discussion (see above).

Mar 20, Friday: DAA Discussion (see above).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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POSTPONED from Mar 23, Sunday: Annual PPA Conference: Held annually by the Northwestern University Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, the PPA Conference offers education and support for persons living with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), their families, and professionals. This year’s conference will focus on communication and connection. >> https://www.brain.northwestern.edu/about/events/ppaconf/index.htmlSome credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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Mar 24, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .

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UPDATE: NIH Dementia Care & Caregiving Summit March 24-25 to be Videocast Only !!!  Mar 24-25, Mon-Tue: 2020 Dementia Care Summit. The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers is a two-day meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private sector organizations. The goal of the Summit is to bring together individuals with varying backgrounds to identify techniques that can be used to improve care, services, and supports of persons diagnosed with dementia and their care partners. The primary anticipated outcome of the 2020 meeting is to bring about recommendations for research priorities to inform federal agencies, foundations, and private sector organizations. >> https://www.nia.nih.gov/2020-dementia-care-summitSome credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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CANCELLED: Apr 17, Friday: 2020 AFTD Annual Education Conference. regarding Fronto-Temporal Degeneration. Details at >> https://www.theaftd.org/event/2020-aftd-annual-education-conference/Some credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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Let it Flow

Tru here.

Lately my concentration is extra-scattered and short-term memory has been even poorer than usual.
As grandson would say, my “Rememberer” is more broken than usual.

Needed to add item to calendar.
picked up my cell phone, but by the time i opened it i forgot why (even with no interuptions).
So i went back to what i was doing and remembered,
but by the time i opened cell phone i again forgot why.
Left cell phone open in my hand for minutes and finally remembered
— but by that time the power had turned itself off.
By the time i got cell phone “on”, had again forgotten what app i needed to open.
Gave up.
Later, realized that was why i thought i had added something to my calendar — because i remembered it so many times — but apparently never actually got it done.
growl snarl.

Tried to write blog three times this week
… each time discovering that i wrote about strategy of thinking aloud two weeks ago.
it is DONE … but i keep forgetting that i wrote it.
Started it earlier last week,
and again this morning.
Started it AGAIN after nap.
i am glad that each time i discovered that i have already written on it before i invested too many hours, but growl snarl ;
i hate wasting time !

… and it is amazing how many times a day that i turn to my husband and say
“can you help me find the words;
this and such is going on, and i want to say this and such,
but i want to say it in just a few words or just a couple sentences.”
… and he often finds the perfect words for what i was trying to say.

… but by the same token,
how many times a day is my husband talking, and i must tell him
“you know, i don’t understand anything you are telling me.
What is the topic ?
Now can you use different words and try again?
… or simply “I’m sorry, but you are speaking with building blocks, and i cannot keep the first part of conversation in my head long enough to understand second part, or third part.
So i am lost.

… and often, lately, we have needed to give up on communicating certain ideas
… because they are just beyond my abilities right now.

So switching gears and starting a new project — Posters.
(Posters don’t require words, LOL.)

This week is just sharing a past project, but lately art seems to be flowing better for me than words.  … so guess what i am doing ;
😃 Art ((smile)) 😃.😃

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This week was (ZenTangle) Art, with Beads for my friend’s birthday >> (no page yet)

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Poster >> https://truthfulkindness.com/posters/not-stupid-poster/ , shared with this address >> https://truthfulkindness.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/my-thots-20140929-a4in300ppi.jpg

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Spiritual >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/spiritual/jew-id/ ;

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Bits n Pieces (Spencer’s Birthday Poem) >> https://truthfulkindness.com/bnp/part-2/2c/srp-bday-poem1982/ ;

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along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join the following this week:
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Mar 12, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic “Medicare Basics and Finding Assistance”, with expert Jo Murphy, hosted by Paulan Gordon. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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Mar 19, Thursday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia. >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .

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POSTPONED from Mar 23, Sunday: Annual PPA Conference: Held annually by the Northwestern University Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, the PPA Conference offers education and support for persons living with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), their families, and professionals. This year’s conference will focus on communication and connection. >> https://www.brain.northwestern.edu/about/events/ppaconf/index.htmlSome credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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Mar 24, Tuesday, is next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .

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UPDATE: NIH Dementia Care & Caregiving Summit March 24-25 to be Videocast Only !!!  Mar 24-25, Mon-Tue: 2020 Dementia Care Summit. The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers is a two-day meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private sector organizations. The goal of the Summit is to bring together individuals with varying backgrounds to identify techniques that can be used to improve care, services, and supports of persons diagnosed with dementia and their care partners. The primary anticipated outcome of the 2020 meeting is to bring about recommendations for research priorities to inform federal agencies, foundations, and private sector organizations. >> https://www.nia.nih.gov/2020-dementia-care-summitSome credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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CANCELLED: Apr 17, Friday: 2020 AFTD Annual Education Conference. regarding Fronto-Temporal Degeneration. Details at >> https://www.theaftd.org/event/2020-aftd-annual-education-conference/Some credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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* Admin issues: SHARE dementia awareness thru buttons below. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments, but please filter your comments with truthful loving kindness to all concerned. If interested in receiving notice of future blog postings, subscriptions are available through a “follow” button in the upper left corner (MS Explorer) or lower right (Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome). If there is an advertisement below, I have no control over what is shown. My own full legal name is Truthful Loving Kindness. My current diagnosis is still Mild Cognitive Impairment, but my neurologist said I am in a unique position for helping because I have “one foot in each door”. Text Copyright © Truthful L. Kindness 9Mar2020. Tags are: art, craft, Dementia, memory, PLwD, Strategy, Symptom.

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