G2AP: (1) Grieve in steps … to (2) Accept reality, and (3) find Purpose.
Kate Swaffer comment got me thinking about quotes to live by, which motivated these thoughts about living in the moment.
These are things that were applicable for ME this year, so it is possible they might be helpful for someone else.)
“Okay Tru, accept what is … (for these next few minutes) then focus on what IS possible, get out of the pity-party ditch and get started doing it !!”
Newest challenge is lack of word recognition. Words flow over me and around me, but I do not recognize them.
SrvDog Tasks, training, age, size, personality, breed, provisions, and professionals.
… It occurred to me that I felt like “Little Chicken” in the book, and maybe should walk up to each table asking, “Are you my husband?” It was a very scary, ALONE feeling …
Summary: EACH PERSON’S NEEDS ARE DIFFERENT. Yes; we all need social interaction. However, As an introvert … Any interaction (especially any sound-interaction) needs to be sandwiched by a larger time period that I am alone in the silence. So what is “extraversion” or “introversion”, and why does it make a difference in my dementia symptoms or how they need to be handled?
It is scary to realize I am losing … everything.
One of our daughters regularly reminds us that it may be a slower process but it is almost always better to give alternatives, redirect, or to … turn the behavior upside-down and request the OPPOSITE behavior.