Let it Flow

Tru here.

Lately my concentration is extra-scattered and short-term memory has been even poorer than usual.
As grandson would say, my “Rememberer” is more broken than usual.

Needed to add item to calendar.
picked up my cell phone, but by the time i opened it i forgot why (even with no interuptions).
So i went back to what i was doing and remembered,
but by the time i opened cell phone i again forgot why.
Left cell phone open in my hand for minutes and finally remembered
— but by that time the power had turned itself off.
By the time i got cell phone “on”, had again forgotten what app i needed to open.
Gave up.
Later, realized that was why i thought i had added something to my calendar — because i remembered it so many times — but apparently never actually got it done.
growl snarl.

Tried to write blog three times this week
… each time discovering that i wrote about strategy of thinking aloud two weeks ago.
it is DONE … but i keep forgetting that i wrote it.
Started it earlier last week,
and again this morning.
Started it AGAIN after nap.
i am glad that each time i discovered that i have already written on it before i invested too many hours, but growl snarl ;
i hate wasting time !

… and it is amazing how many times a day that i turn to my husband and say
“can you help me find the words;
this and such is going on, and i want to say this and such,
but i want to say it in just a few words or just a couple sentences.”
… and he often finds the perfect words for what i was trying to say.

… but by the same token,
how many times a day is my husband talking, and i must tell him
“you know, i don’t understand anything you are telling me.
What is the topic ?
Now can you use different words and try again?
… or simply “I’m sorry, but you are speaking with building blocks, and i cannot keep the first part of conversation in my head long enough to understand second part, or third part.
So i am lost.

… and often, lately, we have needed to give up on communicating certain ideas
… because they are just beyond my abilities right now.

So switching gears and starting a new project — Posters.
(Posters don’t require words, LOL.)

This week is just sharing a past project, but lately art seems to be flowing better for me than words.  … so guess what i am doing ;
😃 Art ((smile)) 😃.😃

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This week was (ZenTangle) Art, with Beads for my friend’s birthday >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/arts-crafts/zen-mar2020/

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Poster >> https://truthfulkindness.com/posters/not-stupid-poster/ , shared with this address >> https://truthfulkindness.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/my-thots-20140929-a4in300ppi.jpg

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Spiritual >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/spiritual/jew-id/ ;

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Bits n Pieces (Spencer’s Birthday Poem) >> https://truthfulkindness.com/bnp/part-2/2c/srp-bday-poem1982/ ;

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along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join the following this week:
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Mar 12, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic “Medicare Basics and Finding Assistance”, with expert Jo Murphy, hosted by Paulan Gordon. 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 in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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Mar 19, Thursday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia. >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .

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POSTPONED from Mar 23, Sunday: Annual PPA Conference: Held annually by the Northwestern University Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, the PPA Conference offers education and support for persons living with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), their families, and professionals. This year’s conference will focus on communication and connection. >> https://www.brain.northwestern.edu/about/events/ppaconf/index.htmlSome credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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Mar 24, 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 .

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UPDATE: NIH Dementia Care & Caregiving Summit March 24-25 to be Videocast Only !!!  Mar 24-25, Mon-Tue: 2020 Dementia Care Summit. The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers is a two-day meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private sector organizations. The goal of the Summit is to bring together individuals with varying backgrounds to identify techniques that can be used to improve care, services, and supports of persons diagnosed with dementia and their care partners. The primary anticipated outcome of the 2020 meeting is to bring about recommendations for research priorities to inform federal agencies, foundations, and private sector organizations. >> https://www.nia.nih.gov/2020-dementia-care-summitSome credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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CANCELLED: Apr 17, Friday: 2020 AFTD Annual Education Conference. regarding Fronto-Temporal Degeneration. Details at >> https://www.theaftd.org/event/2020-aftd-annual-education-conference/Some credit card companies have travel insurance clauses in their policy agreement.  If you have difficulty getting cancellation refund (from lodging, transportation, etc) then you may want to contact your credit card company to confirm their policy and your benefit.

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