Tru here. My abilities have been gradually decreasing for years. This means adaptive strategies that have been productive in the past … become no longer productive. Either need new adaptations for old strategies, or new strategies need brought in to meet new needs. Most recent added strategy has been for dental hygiene to avoid mouth sores; electric toothbrush
If i can see mouth in mirror, then i can use two hands in order to help toothbrush find my mouth,
but losing muscle control for where and how forcefully i am jamming toothbrush.
Brushing teeth involves multiple simultaneous movements, which is becoming increasingly difficult for my dementia symptoms.
This has created gum sores in ditch between teeth and cheek.
In video chat, a number of my friends have now purchased electric toothbrush, so i did also.
With electric toothbrush, i no longer need to manage multiple SIMULTANEOUS movements for brushing my teeth;
i just need to move toothbrush to different parts of my mouth and the power element scrubs teeth and gums.
The vibration is a bit tickly right now, but i think my symptom progression is still early enough that i will adapt to that sensation — better than mouth sores.
If i get conditioned to that sensation now, might come in very handy to keep using electric toothbrush during later stages
Toothbrush gives 3 bell-sound notifications at intervals, for moving to different sections of mouth,
then turns off after last 30-second interval.
So no more scrubbing enamel off my teeth because of over-scrubbing.
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Time & Energy Usage >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2015/07/20/time-energy-consumption-dementia-symptoms/
Teepa Snow recommendations for helping PWD brush teeth >> https://youtu.be/93ixNssks1c
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