I have much enjoyed my work on the Dementia Symptom Perspectives NewsLetter Links, and it has kept me mentally active which may have helped delay further progression of cognitive symptoms. This project has always consumed a lot of my time because it was right at edge of my abilities even when I started in 2014, and has progressively required more time, but now I must admit that I no longer have the ability to continue this project.
Therefore I am looking for alternate ways of publicizing links for PWD projects. The FaceBook page for Dementia Symptom Perspectives continues as a cooperative project with myself and some friends (link for criteria at bottom of this page). Looking for means of making my project matrix of links for past and current PWD projects available, but in such a way that it cannot be modified without my permission.
Instead, I expect much of this year will be spent in family projects and personal projects. So don’t be surprised if you don’t see or hear from me very often.
Participation in Dementia Mentors’ projects will still be high on my priorities, along with some new advocacy efforts. But this year I need to increase time devoted to family and personal life. Aside from Dementia Mentors, my FaceBook participation will probably be minimal, but I will still be available for text messaging and video Zoom on my cell phone. I will try to continue Truthful Tuesday blogs, but there may be weeks with no postings at all — and that’s okay (( grin ))
As a reward to those of you who have read this far, here is my working excel spreadsheet for topics, currently sorted by PWD name, only removing the private parts, so there are duplications from each time I shared that particular entry on a separate FaceBook page somewhere. This is basically draft form so do not expect perfection. This would have been a portion of the raw data contributing to the NewsLetter links for past four months, along with chosen blog entries from working blog list which is also listed below.
These are the categories I used in matrix:
|A&C = Arts & Crafts|
|Advocacy as task/gift|
|Assistance “Care” Partners|
|Dx Drs Resrch & Progressn (diagnosis, etc)|
|Relationships (w/self, enviro – seen & unseen)|
|Rx “Cure” & Prevention|
|Sx & “tips” (symptoms & tips for those symptoms)|
This particular matrix represents hours of work EVERY day during months October thru February, so please do not claim the work belongs to someone else. Copyright for projects linked belongs to each Person With Dementia symptoms, but the matrix work belongs to me. Truthful L. Kindness, current 2016- Feb 29.
Link for Criteria on Dementia Symptom Perspectives Links is here on FaceBook NOTES >> https://www.facebook.com/notes/dementia-symptom-perspectives/update-re-newsletter-links/1227406810608926
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