DSS- Marion James

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“Dementia Success Stories”
“How we made a difference for self and those around us AFTER diagnosis”
A dementia brain-storming project by participants of PWD Perspective newsletter

 Marion James
1. Label: marion james
2. Previous/Current Occupation: medical records, transporter. Mother, day care worker,
3. Nation/State?: usa texas
4. Age at tentative diagnosis: 58
5. Year of diagnosis: 2013
6. How long for definitive diagnosis? two years diagnosis
7. Type of dementia if known: hydrocephalus with decliniing dementia
8. Since diagnosis, what one or more action, success, or accomplishment do you take pride in? I am excited by being able to take care of my self. On bad days I have horrible brain fog. Scrambled speech or forget what was said. I try my best to help others.that makes me feel good.  I love card ministry. I can sign a card and offer hope to someone. I’m not giving up hope.
9. What do you wish your primary Physician knew about dementia? … about you? Most of all I wish my Dr knew note about dementia. Yes I givebmy permission for this to be shared. I love that here I dont feel alone. I van just be me.  January 18 at 8:00pm ·

 ((I might add that Marion is a member of Dementia Alliance International and strong participant in Dementia Mentors.  She also leaves FaceBook comments.  Her words are an encouragement to many.))

 

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