Eating, Drinking, n Speeding (vid#83)

Contributions from other Persons Living with Dementia symptoms:
Peter Berry,
with _Alzheimer’s-type Dementia.

Below are multiple excerpts from transcript of
83rd weekly video living with Alzheimers (eating and drinking)
by Peter Berry, posted on 2019Feb01 >>


Beautiful winter day.  (Been asked) Does my dementia affect the way that I eat or drink ?  Eating seems to be okay; I forget to eat but have reminders in place.

But drinking … over the last few months I have found that drinking & breathing seems to be one of the key problems.  I can sip … but if I want to drink quick, I don’t seem to be able to breathe at the same time.
By the time I am half-way thru, I am desperate for air.
So I stop drinking and gasp for air. (This has) changed over the last six months for me.

Drinking & breathing seem to be difficult to put together. 

Swallowing and eating okay, but I bite the inside of my mouth constantly, so
I have to concentrate not to bite my mouth.
If I sometimes lose concentration then I bite the inside; left, right, tongue, etc.
I constantly bite something.
It is very painful and can bleed a lot.

Something else over the last half-year is as I sit passenger in the car,
everything seems very fast.
Difficult to process the speed that stuff happens.
It seems to be a lot lot faster (than it actually is).
Sometimes I get a bit anxious.

It’s as though everything has gone up a couple of gears … very very fast.

Cycling is my own pace, so I don’t have to worry so much about the speed.
Cycling in big groups has now become difficult, but with 2 or 3 others is fine.

I think the amount of information that I have to absorb at any one time;
that ability has started to change.

But we just carry on.
(Today is) Too good a day to focus on the negative things. It’s the sort of day that …
… it is good to be alive.
With dementia or not, we will make the best of it.

Peter’s index for other pages is at >>

Peter has a weekly video blog, available here >>  .

Links on Restaurant that Makes Mistakes >> ; >> ; & FB >>

Cycle Challenge >>

Explanatory page for Alzheimers-type of Dementia is here >>


2018 March 23: “Hi Tru, I don’t have any written blogs as I find writing very difficult now, but the videos are still very easy for me to do, no editing or rehearsals, I’m very happy for you write a blog and tag in the videos, it’s very good of you to suggest this, thank you Tru.”  Requested & Received Peter’s permission to transcribe and share excerpts from this video on 2019 Feb 16, via FB msgr.


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UPDATE:  ((Previously, i had a notice here at base of each entry with announcement and Logo for HealthLine 2019 Best Alz Blogs.  To my surprise, after HealthLine contacted me in January with fact that i was included in 2019 Best Alz Blogs, then announcing it publically on March 18, ten days later they decided against including writers with Mild Cognitive Impairment, and removed this blog from their listing, leaving only one first-person perspective.  Now i am deleting each of those announcements of my inclusion on HealthLine Best Alz Blogs for 2019.  i hope they soon decide to include at least one other first-person perspective in their “Best Alzheimers Blogs”.)) >>


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