Remember when Teepa Snow had us put our hands in front of forehead, then illustrated impulse filter? Well lately I am seeing that demonstrated in my own life; my impulse-control is getting a hole in it. …This is really devastating. My iron-strong stubbornness of self-control is a big part of my personhood. Can I still BE reliable Truthful Loving Kindness .. if I cannot even rely on myself?
This is really devastating. My iron-strong stubbornness of self-control is a big part of my personhood. Can I still BE reliable Truthful Loving Kindness .. if I cannot even rely on myself? As far as talking, it comes back to what I said three months ago; the only secrets I know I can keep … are the ones I forget. So again; if you don’t want me to spill the beans … don’t put them in the pot !
“How we made a difference for self and those around us AFTER diagnosis”
A dementia brain-storming project by participants of PWD Perspective newsletter
Like many other dementia symptoms, I think smell hallucinations can be a tremendous distraction to thought; whether productive conversation or other types of thought. Another aspect of concern is safety. When I smell “burning” several times per day, I automatically discount my sensory credibility. If something was truly burning, I would not know it unless I noticed smoke, heat, or fire.
Now that “productive” life expectancy has been compressed along with additional, dementia-oriented set of goals such as mentoring and advocacy, I am attempting to do much much more in shorter realistic time frame. One of the end results is sacrifice of daily bath, for time efficiency of weekly bath. Includes five compensatory tools I use for my own bath time: 1) To avoid strong splashing sound of water filling tub, use hose to fill. 2) To avoid random water “hitting” skin in shower, use tub. 3) To avoid repeated trips, use check-off sheet for bathing supplies. 4) Suggest soap-crayons for check-off of shampoo, conditioner, rinse. 5) Timer if any topical treatment is needed.
So goes life; new advance of problems brings need for new compensatory tools and techniques for work-around, in order to achieve maximum desired goals in minimum time. — same as everyone else!! 😀 — Tru
“See life Thru the Looking Glass of fellow PWD (Persons With Dementia) Life Perceptions.” https://paper.li/f-1408973778?edition_id=2b314b10-949b-11e4-9a08-0cc47a0d15fd Tru here. “Best of 2014” PWD online Newsletter was published Jan 4, 2015. It held 55 PWD participants (Persons With Dementia) who contributed links for written, pictorial or video material. Index to newsletter is available at top of newsletter page. […]