Hard Times

Tru here.

With recent death in the family, poor-to-hazardous air quality for all family members, and some other serious health concerns, my focus is spotty-at-best right now.

So, for a while, mostly will share projects that are almost finished, or not quite as helpful as i would like (but no time and concentration to make them better right now).
Expect things will improve by October.

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Family History:

Song for Casey at https://youtu.be/OChLgO9M0r8 ;

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GrandFather’s Story at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/grandfathers-story/ ;

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About Me:

My Favorite Things at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/about-me/favorites/ ;

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Recipe:

Orange Chicken with Rice at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/food-recipes/orange-chicken-rice/ ;

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LINKS:

Index for other contributors is here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

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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Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358

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These are OTHER events i know of during this week:

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15 Sept, Tues; FTD Patient Support Group on Tuesdays, (members only): If you have a firm diagnosis of Fronto-Temporal Degeneration and would like to join the FTD Patient Support group, please contact sherylwhitman.FTD@gmail.com. The group also has a video Zoom meeting every Tuesday; 10am Pacific time, 11am Mountain time, 12 noon Central, and 1pm Eastern time.  Members-only.  https://www.theaftd.org/living-with-ftd/support-for-people-with-ftd/ .

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15 Sept, 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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16 Sept, Wed: LBD Living with Lewy (members-only): Membership is limited to those diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. These video Zoom gatherings are part of the “Living with Lewy” FaceBook support group, so you must be on FaceBook and a member of that specific FaceBook group.  Members-only.  https://www.lbda.org/go/virtual-groups .

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

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16 Sept, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ (members only) are offered Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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17 Sept, Thurs: Dementia Mentors’ Christians (members only) are offered “Christian” gathering on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.  This is non-denominational Christian group for fellowship and prayer.  (( 9am Pacific Time, 10 Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon Eastern, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa)).  Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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17 Sept, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic …. 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 at this page >> https://daanow.org/online-discussions/ .

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17 Sept, Thursday: Dementia Mentors’ (members only) newest chat group will begin this week. ((11am Pacific time, 12 noon Mtn, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern, 7pm UK, and 8pm South Africa)). Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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18 Sept, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  ((  NEW TIME: 9am Pacific Time, 10am Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon EASTERN time, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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22 Sept, 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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23 Sept Aug, Wed is DAI Webinar. More info re Dementia Alliance International September webinar is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dai-webinar-human-rights-as-a-practice-model-in-residential-aged-care-tickets-118691179513 .

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Reading Strategies

Tru here, with reading tools that i personally use to compensate for my dementia symptoms.

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i was always a voracious reader, and in 6th-grade my teacher visited my home to speak with my parents
— because he was concerned that i was living life thru books, instead of thru real experiential happenings.

10 years ago i sold about 200 books, many of them because i had lost ability to understand them.
Even now my library is substantial … but now i can no longer understand ANY of my printed books – except for quick poetry PIECES.
So most of these collections will be given away or sold.

For lower-level reading,
e-book (kindle) allows me to highlight sections of the story that will trigger memories about the story.
Because if i get interrupted (even for toilet-break or a notifications “ding” from my phone)
then i need to review those highlights in order to continue the story.

Altho it is at a much lower level, using these techniques has allowed my continued joy of reading.

Anything over about 6th-grade-level i have learned to avoid, because my memory is insufficient to understand what i am reading;
there is no hope of holding the information from early part of paragraph until the later part of the paragraph.
In sentences, the noun and verb must be close together, without too many conditional clauses or explanatory phrases.
Only short paragraphs without too much extraneous detail are understandable.

Some of these stories i have read 10 or 12 times thru the years.
Because i have re-read them so many times, i am still able to enjoy SOME of the books that i read in 6th grade … IF i add some compensation strategies.

For these stories i must listen to audio book at the same time as i read from e-book.
Audio book by itself (without text) is completely useless to me, because the sounds do not go together to make words and sentences.
Either audio or visual by themselves are insufficient for my needs,
— but when i combine them i am able to again read SOME of my old favorites. …
but again, the book must be e-book with tool for easily-reviewed highlights of the story.

((So i use Kindle)).

LINKS:

Text format – My Dementia Style at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/03/04/text-format-dementia/ ;

https://keepingbusy.com/learning-center/montessori-dementia-reading-groups/ ;

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/metacognition-and-the-mind/201804/can-reading-help-my-brain-grow-and-prevent-dementia ;

Reading Improves Memory and Helps Prevent Dementia

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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

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.

.

Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.— *** —

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

DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 44 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358

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These are OTHER events i know of during this week:

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8 Sept, Tues; FTD Patient Support Group on Tuesdays, (members only): If you have a firm diagnosis of Fronto-Temporal Degeneration and would like to join the FTD Patient Support group, please contact sherylwhitman.FTD@gmail.com. The group also has a video Zoom meeting every Tuesday; 10am Pacific time, 11am Mountain time, 12 noon Central, and 1pm Eastern time.  Members-only.  https://www.theaftd.org/living-with-ftd/support-for-people-with-ftd/ .

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8 Sept, 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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9 Sept, Wed: LBD Living with Lewy (members-only): Membership is limited to those diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. These video Zoom gatherings are part of the “Living with Lewy” FaceBook support group, so you must be on FaceBook and a member of that specific FaceBook group.  Members-only.  https://www.lbda.org/go/virtual-groups .

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9 Sept, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ (members only) are offered Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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10 Sept, Thurs: Dementia Mentors’ Christians (members only) are offered “Christian” gathering on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.  This is non-denominational Christian group for fellowship and prayer.  (( 9am Pacific Time, 10 Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon Eastern, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa)).  Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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10 Sept, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic …. 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 at this page >> https://daanow.org/online-discussions/ .

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10 Sept, Thursday: Dementia Mentors’ (members only) newest chat group will begin this week. ((11am Pacific time, 12 noon Mtn, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern, 7pm UK, and 8pm South Africa)). Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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11 Sept, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  ((  NEW TIME: 9am Pacific Time, 10am Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon EASTERN time, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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

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22 Sept, 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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23 Sept Aug, Wed is DAI Webinar. More info re Dementia Alliance International September webinar is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dai-webinar-human-rights-as-a-practice-model-in-residential-aged-care-tickets-118691179513 .

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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 2020Sep06. Tags are: dementia, grammar, PLwD, reading, strategy, symptom, twitter

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Understanding Weather Forecast NUMBERS

Tru here.

i know in many places it is still the “dog days” of August, but temperatures will be changing soon.

Unfortunately most weather forecasts are totally useless to me
— because they just involve a lot of (meaningless) NUMBERS.


i no longer understand numerical concepts;
i need PICTURES to understand numbers.
So Wunderground works well for me.

For those who process thought better in visual processing (like me),
i have found the 10-day forecast in Wunderground is a blessing.

shows temperature with red and purple,
clouds with gray,
chance of rain or snow with blue,
and wind is on the bottom graph.
With Wunderground weather forecast, i can schedule appropriate activities … and appropriate clothing.

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LINKS:

Wunderground= Weather Underground at https://www.wunderground.com/ .

Index for other contributors is here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

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.

.

Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.— *** —

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

DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 44 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358

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These are OTHER events i know of during this week:

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1 Sept, Tues; FTD Patient Support Group on Tuesdays, (members only): If you have a firm diagnosis of Fronto-Temporal Degeneration and would like to join the FTD Patient Support group, please contact sherylwhitman.FTD@gmail.com. The group also has a video Zoom meeting every Tuesday; 10am Pacific time, 11am Mountain time, 12 noon Central, and 1pm Eastern time.  Members-only.  https://www.theaftd.org/living-with-ftd/support-for-people-with-ftd/ .

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1 Sept, 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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2 Sept, Wed: LBD Living with Lewy (members-only): Membership is limited to those diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. These video Zoom gatherings are part of the “Living with Lewy” FaceBook support group, so you must be on FaceBook and a member of that specific FaceBook group.  Members-only.  https://www.lbda.org/go/virtual-groups .

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2 Sept, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ (members only) are offered Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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03 Sept, Thurs: Dementia Mentors’ Christians (members only) are offered “Christian” gathering on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.  This is non-denominational Christian group for fellowship and prayer.  (( 9am Pacific Time, 10 Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon Eastern, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa)).  Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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3 Sept, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic …. 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 at this page >> https://daanow.org/online-discussions/ .

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3 Sept, Thursday: Dementia Mentors’ (members only) newest chat group will begin this week. ((11am Pacific time, 12 noon Mtn, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern, 7pm UK, and 8pm South Africa)). Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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4 Sept, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  ((  NEW TIME: 9am Pacific Time, 10am Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon EASTERN time, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa )).

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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

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22 Sept, 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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23 Sept Aug, Wed is DAI Webinar. More info re Dementia Alliance International September webinar is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dai-webinar-human-rights-as-a-practice-model-in-residential-aged-care-tickets-118691179513 .

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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
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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 2020Aug30. Tags are: dementia, numbers, planning, PLwD, tools, visual representation, visualization, weather.

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Hot August Knights

Tru here.

!!  Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures  !!

Right-click on colored text and selecting “open in new tab”,
will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish.
Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures.

Latest pages added to my website are:

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Other Contributors:

“One More Night” by Toby Heyworth at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/toby-heyworth/one-more-night/ .

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Family History:

Spencer/Marshall/Drake:
Death of John Drake at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/john-drake/

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Bits ‘n’ Pieces (memoirs):

2000 Bodie at https://truthfulkindness.com/bnp/part-3/2000-bodie/

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Exclusive Focus at https://truthfulkindness.com/bnp/part-1/exclusive-focus/ .

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LINKS:

Index for other contributors is here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

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.

.

Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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

DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358

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These are OTHER events i know of during this week:

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

25 Aug, 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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25 Aug, Tues; FTD Patient Support Group on Tuesdays, (members only): If you have a firm diagnosis of Fronto-Temporal Degeneration and would like to join the FTD Patient Support group, please contact sherylwhitman.FTD@gmail.com. The group also has a video Zoom meeting every Tuesday; 10am Pacific time, 11am Mountain time, 12 noon Central, and 1pm Eastern time.  Members-only.  https://www.theaftd.org/living-with-ftd/support-for-people-with-ftd/ .

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25 Aug, 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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26 Aug, Wed (& 27th in some other countries) is DAI “Meeting of the Minds” Webinar. More info re Dementia Alliance International August webinar is available at https://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org/events/dai-webinars/ .

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26 Aug, Wed: LBD Living with Lewy (members-only): Membership is limited to those diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. These video Zoom gatherings are part of the “Living with Lewy” FaceBook support group, so you must be on FaceBook and a member of that specific FaceBook group.  Members-only.  https://www.lbda.org/go/virtual-groups .

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26 Aug, Wed: Dementia Mentors’ (members only) are offered Wednesday-night guided meditation series.  (( 6pm Pacific Time, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 2am UK )). Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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27 Aug, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic …. 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 at this page >> https://daanow.org/online-discussions/ .

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28 Aug, Friday: DAA Faith Hope and Love; using spirituality through challenging times.  Fridays at https://zoom.us/j/4567882023  ((  NEW TIME: 9am Pacific Time, 10am Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon EASTERN time, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa )).

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03 SEPT, Thurs: Dementia Mentors’ Christians (members only) are offered “Christian” gathering on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.  This is non-denominational Christian group for fellowship and prayer.  (( 9am Pacific Time, 10 Mtn, 11 Central, 12 noon Eastern, 5pm UK, and 6pm South Africa)).  Members-only.  >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

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

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Mask = No Communication or Identification

Tru here with TWO added dementia complications from face mask; Understanding speech and Facial Recognition.
For ME, a world of masks is a frightening place … but so is meeting a person without a mask !

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Don’t get me wrong; with my other health complications,
getting covid 19 would be high danger for me —
So i think mask-wearing is crucial.
But it is also important for folks to know the effect masks can have,
in order to compensate whenever possible to retain SOME communication and relationship.

So …

 

Visit to hospital brought discovery that
if those around me have masks on their face, then
i am basically deaf.

With my dementia symptom of understanding speech,
i must see lips moving to make sense of the sounds i hear.
Without lips moving then my primary tool is facial  expression
(most of which is covered with mask and glasses).
Tension around the lips or friendly lips ??
IF glasses are narrow frame, then i am more likely to see crinkly eyes that might show a smile
— but must be very close to see it.

Even with my husband beside me,
i must ask him to remove mask in order to truly understand the words that hospital personnel have told him to tell me !

extremely EXTREMELY frustrating and totally useless unless SOMEONE is willing to remove their mask.

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If everyone speaking to me wore a clear mask, the sounds MIGHT be more muffled,
but i would be more able to put together the puzzle of what is said.

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additionally, i already have quite a few problems recognizing faces.
Since most friends my age now have gray hair, there is no recognition of differences there.
So basically there are eyes, nose, and mouth.  — but Mask covers most of that area.
Chances that i can recognize you are highly unlikely.

When i am out of the house i am always with only strangers
(including my husband unless he is in the process of speaking – because i recognize his voice).
And none of those strangers are friends or friendly
— because how can i know they are being friendly when i cannot see their face or understand their words ??

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For ME, a world of masks is a frightening place
of no identification,
no communication,
and all the friendliness of a SILENT masquerade
— VERY alone in a crowd of anonymous strangers.

i dont feel safe to be around people who are NOT wearing a mask (for my own health),
but i also dont feel emotionally safe to be around people who have their face covered !
… So very thankful that my husband can handle most of the “public” needs for us.

Now more than ever
… i NEVER leave my home !!!

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i know about cell-phone voice-to-text, and that might be something to try next time.  (This time i was just totally overwhelmed with the futility of attempting communication).  But i also know how often voice-to-text mangles my message.  Most usually requires quite a bit of typing to compensate … and often voice-to-text is more work than just typing it myself.

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Now i totally rely on video communication … but i am getting rather touch-hungry.  https://www.healthline.com/health/touch-starved#short-term-solutions .

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LINKS:

CDC says ”

  • People who are deaf or hard of hearing—or those who care for or interact with a person who is hearing impaired—may be unable to wear masks if they rely on lipreading to communicate. In this situation, consider using a clear mask. If a clear mask isn’t available, consider whether you can use written communication, use closed captioning, or decrease background noise to make communication possible while wearing a mask that blocks your lips.
  • Some people, such as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health conditions or other sensory sensitivities, may have challenges wearing a mask. They should consult with their healthcare provider for advice about wearing masks.

at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html ;

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

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. ((expired calendar))

Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358

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More Pages Added

Tru here.

I just keep adding more pages to this blogsite,
just as some of the old farmhouses keep adding rooms.   LOL  !

!!  Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures  !!

Right-click on colored text and selecting “open in new tab”,
will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish.
Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures.

Pages recently added to my blogsite are :

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Tommy’s Tips for Visits at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/tommy-dunne/4visits-2020/

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Dementia Info Links at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/d-info/ .

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Family History: War in Rhineland-Palatine at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/war-palatinate/

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LINKS:

Index for other contributors is here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

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. ((expired calendar))

Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358

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ServiceDog Training for “Pill Watch” Task

Tru here.

In honor of Assistance Dog Week (( http://www.assistancedogweek.org/about ))
today i am sharing the steps we use in training Service Dog how to respond when a pill drops on the floor.

Symptoms of tremor, and lack of estimated personal space can be a problem.
Just like i seem to have a hole in my lip when it comes to eating or drinking, the same is true for taking my pills.  Not uncommon that a pill lands on the floor.  Sometimes i realize it dropped — and sometimes i don’t.

Goal is that
*1*: dog will notify me when pill is dropped, because i may not realize it)
*2*: “find” (point to) the pill location, (because i might not be able to find it)
*3*: WITHOUT dog eating the pill !!! (We don’t need a sick dog!!)

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When i start filling weekly pill bottles i tell Hero “Pill Watch”.  Hero sits or lays nearby, watching for a pill to drop.  i have a colored TicTac candy on the table, easy to grab for training.  Picked TicTac candies because they are not dangerous to dog in case he swallows it during training process, similar-sized to most of my pills, and their bright colors are easier seen when they drop.

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To start with, i “accidentally” dropped a TicTac about 4 or 5 times, every week when i filled pill canisters.  Now i “accidentally” drop a TicTac once or twice, and a Fish Oil capsule once every week.  Eventually i will only go thru the “accident” process probably three to five times every month — just enough to keep Hero aware of his task.

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When filling pill canisters i will
*1*: “accidentally” drop a TicTac, then say “Hero, Bark!!”
*2*: After he barks i say “Hero, Find” — and grab a small treat.
*3*: When he gets his muzzle close to the candy i say “Leave it!” then i say “Hero, Whisper”.
*4*: After his quiet bark (loud exhale?) i put the treat in front of his muzzle and remove the TicTac.
(once in a while, i will give him an extra-high-value treat instead of the standard smaller treat).

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We worked with Hero to have him bring high-value unique “found” treasures to myself or husband — without eating them.  Example: We will discreetly place a Pupperoni Sausage on the floor somewhere.  When he comes across it we are watching, and one of us tells him to “take it to …” (the other person).  He is expected to do this WITHOUT eating the item !!!

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LINKS:

Service Dog Links at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/animals/service-dog-links/ .

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

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.  ((expired calendar))

Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358 .
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Home of the Heart

Tru here.

“You always remember … the IMPORTANT places”, (quote from my friend Susan Suchan).

Those of us who have identified a special location to call the home of our heart
have an added avenue for peace.

i suggest taking the time to identify YOURS .

… a calming, centering PLACE;

For some friends it is DisneyLand,
or the beach,
or maybe even a football field.
… But for me it is a log cabin.

Above is my son’s drawing of the log cabin built by my great-grandfather,
and with help from my grandfather when he was a youngster.

i lived here with my parents during my first winter of Life.

So many important memories here with extended family thru all the years of my life
(especially memories of the outhouse LOL).

The cabin now has indoor plumbing, but the outhouse still stands.

Grammy died and my mother lives there now
(when she is not off gallivanting with her husband and horses).

 

We are BLESSED;
Those of us who have a special location for
“the home of our heart”
have an added avenue for peace.

When stressed, i can become more calmed and “centered” by looking at pictures of this location.

Travel is difficult, but i hold this location in my heart
… in this drawing, and in actual photos.

How about YOU; where is your special place ?

(“back yard” at the cabin)

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LINKS:

Music is Connection at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2015/08/25/music-is-connection-dementia-symptoms/

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

((expired calendar)): 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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Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358 .
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05 Aug, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia.   (( 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, 12 noon Central, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK, and 7pm South Africa )). at https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/webinars/webinars-for-plwd/

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Recent Pages from Friends

!!  Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures  !!

Right-click on colored text and selecting “open in new tab”,
will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish.
Remember, Links are on colored text, not the pictures.

Pages recently added to my blogsite are :

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Harry Urban at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/constant-fog/
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Jennifer Bute at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/jennifer-bute/no-longer-relevant/
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Missy at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/missy/alzheimers-anger/

 

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LINKS:

Index for other contributors is here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

((expired calendar)): 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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Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358 .
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New Zoom gatherings added

Tru here.

Relationships are so very crucial … and the peer relationships developed and sustained within our groups are crucial to acceptance of symptom progression and development of strategies to best deal with symptom progression.

In my blog I now provide a calendar of known Zoom opportunities for those with dementia.
Most of these Zoom gatherings are for members only, with a few exceptions.
Recently remembered that both AFTD and LBDA have Zoom gatherings, so now adding those on the calendar.

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TUESDAYS: If you have a firm diagnosis of Fronto-Temporal Degeneration and would like to join the FTD Patient Support group, please contact sherylwhitman.FTD@gmail.com.
The group also has a video Zoom meeting every Tuesday; 10am Pacific time, 11am Mountain time, 12 noon Central, and 1pm Eastern time.  Members-only.
https://www.theaftd.org/living-with-ftd/support-for-people-with-ftd/ .

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WEDNESDAYS: LBD Living with Lewy is also members-only:
Membership is limited to those diagnosed with Lewy body dementia.
These video Zoom gatherings are part of the “Living with Lewy” FaceBook support group, so you must be on FaceBook and a member of that specific FaceBook group. Members-only.
https://www.lbda.org/go/virtual-groups .

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LINKS:

>> https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/08/20/online-dementia-communities/ .

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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i am attending few Zoom groups right now.

((expired calendar)): 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.

Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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

DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358 .
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