Weekly PWD Paper Available Online

Tru here.  New Sunday paper began in August 2014 titled “Thru the Looking Glasses of PWD: Read our Sunday paper to see Dementia “Thru the Looking Glass” of fellow PWD (Persons With Dementia) Life Perceptions”.  This is currently edited by Truthful Loving Kindness and updated each Saturday night online.  https://paper.li/f-1408973778  .  Subscriptions are available delivered […]

Live for Today

Link to Susan Suchan’s speech at 2014 Tulsa, Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQSXM5JHBlU .  Transcript below: It is wonderful to see you all here today, thank you.  I want to tell you a little bit about my personal story. About eight years ago I lost my sense of smell.  I nearly burned my house down because I […]

Video Driving with Dementia

Tru here.  My Dementia Mentors video regarding Driving with Dementia was posted at dementiamentors.com/videos section on Sunday August 24, 2014.  Some people have difficulty viewing Vimeo sources, so it is also posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXo8cvBpEc .   (I still have not learned this application very well so if that link does not work then go to “truthfulkindness” […]

Online Dementia Communities

Tru here.  AVAILABILITY of online dementia Communities:  Dementia Alliance International (DAI) sponsors several online video “support” groups, each with no more than ten members.  My group gathers on Mondays.  DAI also sponsors video group “Café Le Brain” online Memory Café, which I attended today (Tuesday).  Dementia Mentors (DM) has the video group Memory Café Wednesdays, Forget-Me-Not […]

Gillian thought PWD not valuable

Tru here. Edmonton Journal Link to article of August 20, 2014: Dead at noon: B.C. woman ends her life rather than suffer indignity of dementia (with video). I have heard talk that in many countries suicide will be EXPECTED for those with disabilities (especially dementia) in the future, exactly because of the reasons Gillian discusses […]

PWD Communication in Early stages

Tru here.  Please remember, each person’s experience with dementia can be widely different.  Not only are there many different kinds of dementia (with Alzheimer’s in the lead), but some doctors say that most people with dementia have a mixture of several types of dementia, each in different amounts.  Additionally, individual personality, motivations and life experiences create unique dementia […]

New Poster for Dementia Mentors

“Since I learned from those who sent before me and led the way,
I do not dread what is to come.
This is not a NEW path, even though it is unfamiliar to me.
Like those before me, I will travel this path with honor and integrity,
lighting the path for those who follow
— until a cure is found.” — TLK (me)

I was going to write

Tru here. … but my mind is now blank.  When I sat down I had a subject in mind and I was thinking how helpful it might be to others … but now that subject and potential content has disappeared. That is how today has gone so it has been rather discouraging. Every task I […]

Exercise with Dementia

Tru here.  The newest DEMENTIA  MENTORS dot com video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcv-CtYdrwE includes the one I did on exercise in the beginning stages of dementia.  Pass it on!  Text listed below: Text: I exercise to keep relationships with the ones I love. We don’t give medical advice so I will just tell you about my exercise as a […]