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  !

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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.

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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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11 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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11 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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12 Aug, Wed: 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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12 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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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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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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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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* 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 2020Aug09. Tags are: .

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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.

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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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04 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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04 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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05 Aug, Wed: 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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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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05 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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05 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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06 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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07 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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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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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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* 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 2020Aug02. Tags are: assistance dog, dementia, dog, medication, PLwD, service dog, symptom, task, tremor.

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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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.*. . .*. . .*. 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:  ((expired))

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

 

 

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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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* 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 2020July26. Tags are: dementia, person centered, personcenteredcare, PLwD, preference.

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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.

.

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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((expired schedule)):

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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 2020July19. Tags are: .

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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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These are OTHER events i know of during this week: ((expired schedule)).

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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 2020July12. Tags are: communication, community, dementia, frontoTemporal, lewy body, PLwD, Persons Living with Dementia, PWD, relationship, video, zoom.

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Calm the Chaos

Tru here, with pictorial reminders.

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This is a time full of tension, turmoil … and anger all around us,
producing chaos of clashing sights, sounds, and emotions.
… so …
What do YOU do to calm the chaos
and quiet the cacophony of current pressures?

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Personally, i totally avoid “news”;
at this stage in my life,
i see no constructive outcome for adding that pressure into my cognitive difficulties.
i also try to avoid folks who are tightly-wound like a clock-spring.
… i BRIEFLY focus on whatever stressors are winding my own clock,
to recognize, problem-solve, and make sure care-partners are aware of the needs.
Then
… purposely and with self-discipline
i do something to provide  expression (exhale) of those stressors.
Write about them,
draw or “doodle” about them,
and “exhale” that pressure,
before i purposely and with self discipline CHANGE my focus.

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. inhale and EXHALE … x3 (three deep cleansing breaths)

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do something with that stress-energy

. walk, or exercise to wear off that stress-energy

((video above at >> https://youtu.be/Fcv-CtYdrwE ))

… THEN …

write

soothing music

(( video above at>>  https://youtu.be/aub51qOyGtQ ))

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prayer or meditation

.Intimacy of non-Verbal Prayer at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/spiritual/intimacy-nonverbal-prayer/ ;

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Doodle drawing

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.time with animals or nature.

https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/animals/

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read SHORT stories or Reader’s Digest.

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i soak (see https://truthfulkindness.com/2016/12/20/i-soak/ )

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hot (or cold) drink

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. i SCHEDULE nap and sleep time

.See “Need for Nap” at https://truthfulkindness.com/2018/06/04/need4-nap/ .

… but maybe YOU garden (like Harry) ???

https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/

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or sew (like Cecil does)?

https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/cecil-ristow/

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or photograph like Gord does ?

https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/gord-settle/

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Whatever YOU do to calm the chaos around you, now is the time to do it !

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Teepa Snow discusses more advanced symptoms at >> https://youtu.be/qGqYaRhjxrM

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

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats (available every weekday), click “contact” at https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .
These are events i know of during this week:  ((expired schedule)).

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Staycation Pages

Tru here.

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“Vacation” time in June, and these are some of the things done with that time:

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Pages recently added to my blogsite are :

June 23. Bits ‘n’ Pieces: Mom called last night. She found a poem Dad wrote to me for 6th grade.  >> https://truthfulkindness.com/bnp/part-2/2a/1969-jun/ ;

Family Tree revision at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/tree-revision/ ;

Graybeard Regiment at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/graybeard-regiment/ ;

Pastors of Ore Parish at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/pastors-ore-parish/ ;

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

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New Time Allocations

Tru here June 2020.

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After five years as Assistant Administrator for Dementia Mentors,
it is time for me to spend more time on other things.

Feel very very good about my time spent in that position,
but husband feels like he is playing “second-fiddle”.
Time for dog care and training has practically disappeared,
and too many other Life responsibilities are falling thru the cracks.

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Periodic re-evaluation of values and priorities have been very healthy for me.

What is my most important value?  ((reflecting Creator’s Truthful Loving Kindness));
Relationships:  * Creator, * Family (biological and chosen, human and animal), * Friends, * Spiritual and Local communities, * Nation, * Earth,  ((and don’t forget * Self)) .

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With changing abilities,
What priorities for time and energy best reflect those values?

Are changes needed?  … and how can i best put those changes into action?

… so, with current changes, Dementia Mentors’ “Secretary” better fits my current abilities and time availability.
i appreciate the opportunity to continue helping, despite decreasing abilities .

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Related Links.
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Quora >> https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-relationship-between-priorities-and-values ;
Dummies >> https://www.dummies.com/business/business-strategy/how-to-evaluate-your-strategic-priorities/ ;

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

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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Complex Nocturnal Hallucinations

“Complex nocturnal visual hallucinations are
vivid, dramatic, intricate visual hallucinations
occurring during sleep onset or awakenings at night …”
per JCSM; Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
(see Link at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5886448/ )

Tru here.

bad sleep last night; worst night in years.

1am woke from invaders in our home — as usual i can tell you all about them because these hallucinations are like extra-detailed dreams, with vivid colors, smells, and all the sensory details.

2am woke because those invaders had kidnapped me and taken me to a factory-type facility.

various gory installments between 2am and 5am.

5am woke after long dying process because they had been experimenting on my paralyzed body.
… but was still in that horrid environment for a long time after i woke.

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Dont remember ever having this hard of a time truly transferring to waking reality.
Yes, it has lasted a little bit after waking before, with sights and smells overlapping waking reality,
… but not this long.

Praying for some good rest tonight.

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LINKS
from me: Hallucination Types, and Impact
at https://truthfulkindness.com/2020/01/26/hallucination-types/
and https://truthfulkindness.com/2016/01/19/impact-terrors-dreams/ ;

from retired Dr Jennifer Bute at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/jennifer-bute/nocturnal-hallucinations/ ;

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-causes-sleep-related-hallucinations-3014744 . https://www.verywellhealth.com/responding-to-hallucinations-in-lewy-body-dementia-97709 .

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

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12 Pages from Others

Tru here.

2-weeks off as Administrative Assistant for Dementia Mentors,
and Currently re-evaluating time and energy use.
Meanwhile …
i will be almost completely off FaceBook ,
and i do not plan to attend any group Zoom gatherings for a few weeks.
i dont even plan on participating in group PM strings, but
i will be available on individual PM (Private Message) and phone text.

 

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))

Last week i posted my own 12 most-read blog entries during past year, and here are the 12 most-read pages from others on my website:

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David Kramer “Living Well with Alzheimers” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/09/26/david-kramer-living-well-with-alzheimers/ ;

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Harry Urban Do’s and Don’ts at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/do-dont-dementia/ ;

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Zel Caddey Art Show at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/zel-caddey/jan-2015/ ;

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Kathleen Anduze Acceptance at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/kathleen-anduze/jan2018/ ;

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David Kramer “Executive DysFunction” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/david-kramer/2015-nov-10/ ;

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Scott Drevs “Intro” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/scott-drevs/intro/ ;

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Cecil Ristow “Strategies for Hope” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/cecil-ristow/strategies-4-hope/ ;

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Cecil Ristow “Where Does it Go?” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/cecil-ristow/june-2015/ ;

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Kevin Smiley “Realities of Dementia” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/kevin-smiley/kevin-smiley-feb-2015/ ;

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Norman McNamara “Living or Existing” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/norman-mcnamara/sep-2015/ ;

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Kathleen Anduze Changing Again at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/kathleen-anduze/jan2015/ ;

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Robert Bowles at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/09/24/robert-bowles-pwd/ ;

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Other Contributors >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

My Most Crucial >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/ ;

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

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i do not plan to attend any group Zoom gatherings for a few weeks.
Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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