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Tru here. October is a good time to focus on Letting go.
“The trees show how lovely it is to let go” — partial autumn quote from unknown author.
Sorry for 3-month absence on blog and FaceBook; multiple “cognitive events” (probably nocturnal seizures) during those months, each with little time for recovery before the next event. 28Sept2022 EEG was “abnormal”, but no seizures were triggered during the recording— not surprising since the technicians were whispering during the entire time they told me to “sleep”. Growl-snarl..
Events are less frequent right now, (no event in more than a week), which gives me time for recovery, so i am back.
… but these events have given me a helpful foretaste of future symptoms, which i am working on now.
What strategies can i put into place, to better adapt to these not-quite-future symptoms that i experience in the days after an event? ((Because as my dementia symptoms advance, these will probably be part of my “new normal”.))
i can also consider; With this set of declining Abilities, what activities can i prepare for that will hold my interest in the coming-up stages?
THEN, After those strategies are put in place, i can quit spending time thinking about the symptoms; and
Let it go!
… Put my troubles into bubbles … and blow them away.
or throw a stone to symbolize the fact that i do not need to be worrying about that symptom, because i have done everything i can do about it … and watch the ripples disappear.
THEN take 3 deep breaths to re-set body systems.
Above photo by Nancy Rose at https://flic.kr/p/6orXhn .
Harry Urban’s last writing might be good as follow-up for this … at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/adapt-2-happiness/ .
… For early-to-moderate stages i have gathered LINKS for dementia symptoms and Strategies (alphabetized) at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/d-info/links-sx-strategies/.
. For more advanced stages Teepa Snow has excellent series called “Making Visits Valuable” beginning at >>https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2E2lPBsUeBjA1Utglo8q6yANAijEf8cX .… and Listing at
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Tags: alzheimers, dementia, person with dementia, mood, planning, PLwD, strategy, stress. S&S categ: mood, planning.
((quote and graphic of Bubbles in spring, or spreading dandelion seeds in late summer or Autumn “The trees show how lovely it is to let go” — partial autumn quote from unknown author.)).