New Zoom gatherings added

Tru here.

Relationships are so very crucial … and the peer relationships developed and sustained within our groups are crucial to acceptance of symptom progression and development of strategies to best deal with symptom progression.

In my blog I now provide a calendar of known Zoom opportunities for those with dementia.
Most of these Zoom gatherings are for members only, with a few exceptions.
Recently remembered that both AFTD and LBDA have Zoom gatherings, so now adding those on the calendar.

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TUESDAYS: If you have a firm diagnosis of Fronto-Temporal Degeneration and would like to join the FTD Patient Support group, please contact sherylwhitman.FTD@gmail.com.
The group also has a video Zoom meeting every Tuesday; 10am Pacific time, 11am Mountain time, 12 noon Central, and 1pm Eastern time.  Members-only.
https://www.theaftd.org/living-with-ftd/support-for-people-with-ftd/ .

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WEDNESDAYS: LBD Living with Lewy is also members-only:
Membership is limited to those diagnosed with Lewy body dementia.
These video Zoom gatherings are part of the “Living with Lewy” FaceBook support group, so you must be on FaceBook and a member of that specific FaceBook group. Members-only.
https://www.lbda.org/go/virtual-groups .

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LINKS:

>> https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/08/20/online-dementia-communities/ .

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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Disclaimer that i misunderstand things and make mistakes too, so there might be mistakes in Calendar.

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DAILY at DM (Dementia Mentors): we host 40 virtual memory cafes each month with Dementia Mentors.
These are “member-only” gatherings for those living with dementia
(every day except Sundays for persons living with some form of dementia
— and also twice-monthly for Partners on Sundays).
More info here >>  https://www.dementiamentors.org/ .

To be part of Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
membership form is at >> https://bit.ly/DM2020contact .

Video “tour” is at >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/264048358 .
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Calm the Chaos

Tru here, with pictorial reminders.

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This is a time full of tension, turmoil … and anger all around us,
producing chaos of clashing sights, sounds, and emotions.
… so …
What do YOU do to calm the chaos
and quiet the cacophony of current pressures?

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Personally, i totally avoid “news”;
at this stage in my life,
i see no constructive outcome for adding that pressure into my cognitive difficulties.
i also try to avoid folks who are tightly-wound like a clock-spring.
… i BRIEFLY focus on whatever stressors are winding my own clock,
to recognize, problem-solve, and make sure care-partners are aware of the needs.
Then
… purposely and with self-discipline
i do something to provide  expression (exhale) of those stressors.
Write about them,
draw or “doodle” about them,
and “exhale” that pressure,
before i purposely and with self discipline CHANGE my focus.

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. inhale and EXHALE … x3 (three deep cleansing breaths)

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do something with that stress-energy

. walk, or exercise to wear off that stress-energy

((video above at >> https://youtu.be/Fcv-CtYdrwE ))

… THEN …

write

soothing music

(( video above at>>  https://youtu.be/aub51qOyGtQ ))

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prayer or meditation

.Intimacy of non-Verbal Prayer at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/spiritual/intimacy-nonverbal-prayer/ ;

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Doodle drawing

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.time with animals or nature.

https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/animals/

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read SHORT stories or Reader’s Digest.

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i soak (see https://truthfulkindness.com/2016/12/20/i-soak/ )

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hot (or cold) drink

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. i SCHEDULE nap and sleep time

.See “Need for Nap” at https://truthfulkindness.com/2018/06/04/need4-nap/ .

… but maybe YOU garden (like Harry) ???

https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/

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or sew (like Cecil does)?

https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/cecil-ristow/

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or photograph like Gord does ?

https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/gord-settle/

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Whatever YOU do to calm the chaos around you, now is the time to do it !

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Related Links.
Right-click on colored text and selecting “open in new tab”,
will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish.
Remember, Links are on colored text, NOT the pictures.

Teepa Snow discusses more advanced symptoms at >> https://youtu.be/qGqYaRhjxrM

George Huba PhD has some great suggestions at >> https://hubaisms.com/2020/08/20/comfort-activities-for-people-with-dementia-and-everyone-else/

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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Staycation Pages

Tru here.

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“Vacation” time in June, and these are some of the things done with that time:

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Pages recently added to my blogsite are :

June 23. Bits ‘n’ Pieces: Mom called last night. She found a poem Dad wrote to me for 6th grade.  >> https://truthfulkindness.com/bnp/part-2/2a/1969-jun/ ;

Family Tree revision at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/tree-revision/ ;

Graybeard Regiment at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/graybeard-regiment/ ;

Pastors of Ore Parish at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/pastors-ore-parish/ ;

Index for other contributions here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

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New Time Allocations

Tru here June 2020.

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After five years as Assistant Administrator for Dementia Mentors,
it is time for me to spend more time on other things.

Feel very very good about my time spent in that position,
but husband feels like he is playing “second-fiddle”.
Time for dog care and training has practically disappeared,
and too many other Life responsibilities are falling thru the cracks.

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Periodic re-evaluation of values and priorities have been very healthy for me.

What is my most important value?  ((reflecting Creator’s Truthful Loving Kindness));
Relationships:  * Creator, * Family (biological and chosen, human and animal), * Friends, * Spiritual and Local communities, * Nation, * Earth,  ((and don’t forget * Self)) .

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With changing abilities,
What priorities for time and energy best reflect those values?

Are changes needed?  … and how can i best put those changes into action?

… so, with current changes, Dementia Mentors’ “Secretary” better fits my current abilities and time availability.
i appreciate the opportunity to continue helping, despite decreasing abilities .

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Related Links.
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will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish.
Remember, Links are on colored text, NOT the pictures.

Quora >> https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-relationship-between-priorities-and-values ;
Dummies >> https://www.dummies.com/business/business-strategy/how-to-evaluate-your-strategic-priorities/ ;

My most crucial entries are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/

Most recent are here >> https://truthfulkindness.com/
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Complex Nocturnal Hallucinations

“Complex nocturnal visual hallucinations are
vivid, dramatic, intricate visual hallucinations
occurring during sleep onset or awakenings at night …”
per JCSM; Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
(see Link at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5886448/ )

Tru here.

bad sleep last night; worst night in years.

1am woke from invaders in our home — as usual i can tell you all about them because these hallucinations are like extra-detailed dreams, with vivid colors, smells, and all the sensory details.

2am woke because those invaders had kidnapped me and taken me to a factory-type facility.

various gory installments between 2am and 5am.

5am woke after long dying process because they had been experimenting on my paralyzed body.
… but was still in that horrid environment for a long time after i woke.

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Dont remember ever having this hard of a time truly transferring to waking reality.
Yes, it has lasted a little bit after waking before, with sights and smells overlapping waking reality,
… but not this long.

Praying for some good rest tonight.

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LINKS
from me: Hallucination Types, and Impact
at https://truthfulkindness.com/2020/01/26/hallucination-types/
and https://truthfulkindness.com/2016/01/19/impact-terrors-dreams/ ;

from retired Dr Jennifer Bute at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/jennifer-bute/nocturnal-hallucinations/ ;

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-causes-sleep-related-hallucinations-3014744 . https://www.verywellhealth.com/responding-to-hallucinations-in-lewy-body-dementia-97709 .

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12 Pages from Others

Tru here.

2-weeks off as Administrative Assistant for Dementia Mentors,
and Currently re-evaluating time and energy use.
Meanwhile …
i will be almost completely off FaceBook ,
and i do not plan to attend any group Zoom gatherings for a few weeks.
i dont even plan on participating in group PM strings, but
i will be available on individual PM (Private Message) and phone text.

 

Probably no new blog entries for about a month, … but remember there is plenty to read at this website
 ((Remember Links are on text — not pictures))

Last week i posted my own 12 most-read blog entries during past year, and here are the 12 most-read pages from others on my website:

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David Kramer “Living Well with Alzheimers” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/09/26/david-kramer-living-well-with-alzheimers/ ;

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Harry Urban Do’s and Don’ts at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/harry-urban/do-dont-dementia/ ;

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Zel Caddey Art Show at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/zel-caddey/jan-2015/ ;

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Kathleen Anduze Acceptance at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/kathleen-anduze/jan2018/ ;

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David Kramer “Executive DysFunction” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/david-kramer/2015-nov-10/ ;

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Scott Drevs “Intro” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/scott-drevs/intro/ ;

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Cecil Ristow “Strategies for Hope” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/cecil-ristow/strategies-4-hope/ ;

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Cecil Ristow “Where Does it Go?” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/cecil-ristow/june-2015/ ;

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Kevin Smiley “Realities of Dementia” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/kevin-smiley/kevin-smiley-feb-2015/ ;

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Norman McNamara “Living or Existing” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/norman-mcnamara/sep-2015/ ;

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Kathleen Anduze Changing Again at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/kathleen-anduze/jan2015/ ;

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Robert Bowles at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/09/24/robert-bowles-pwd/ ;

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Other Contributors >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

My Most Crucial >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/ ;

Index and pdf Link for “PWD Dementia Success Stories” at https://truthfulkindness.com/dementia-success-stories/ ;

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12 from Me

Tru here.

Beginning fence, so digging fence-posts this week … and other tasks.
Probably no new blog entries for about a month, … but remember there is plenty to read at this website
((Remember Links are on text — not pictures))

Top 12 posts from me for past year are :

Context of Appearance at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/05/27/context-appearance/ ;

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Hallucination Types at https://truthfulkindness.com/2020/01/26/hallucination-types/ ;

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Andrew Garvey Memoriam at https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/andrew-garvey-mem/ ;

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Probably Asleep at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/06/02/i-am-probably-asleep/ ;

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Autumn with Dementia Mentors at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/14/2019oct-dementia-mentors/ ;

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Verbal Comprehension Strategies at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/20/verbal-comprehension-strategies-3/ ;

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Latest Cure at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/08/latest-cure/ ;

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Partner Praise at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/11/11/partner-praise/ ;

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Learned from Power Outage at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/10/31/lrnd-power-outage/ ;

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Suffering and “Dancing with Elephants” at https://truthfulkindness.com/2017/02/22/suffering-bk-dancing-elephants/ ;

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Chickens for Personal Therapy at https://truthfulkindness.com/2020/04/27/chickens-for-personal-therapy/ ;

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Index and pdf Link for “PWD Dementia Success Stories” at https://truthfulkindness.com/dementia-success-stories/ ;

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My Most Crucial >> https://truthfulkindness.com/category/important/crucial/ ;
Other Contributors >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

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Brain Gear-Lock

Tru here.

strong feelings on my topic.

Spent 5 hours earlier this week trying to compose something on this topic, then 5 more hours today.
i have PIECES written … but they are not yet working together to make a helpful blog entry.

Looks like they fit together — but they just wont turn.

Maybe my scribbles will be helpful to a blog entry in the future, but 10 hours invested is enough for this week.
This topic may come together to make sense — at another time.

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May Update 2020

Tru here.

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The last few months have been more difficult for me to understand words spoken or written,
to think of appropriate words,
and generally to reflect “Truthful Loving Kindness” with regard to my interactions with others.
… and the past couple weeks it has been really hard.

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(Stress?) Headache almost daily now, and
Discovered that “peopling” time is much more fragile for me lately.
Working on it , but despite best efforts Just downright GRUMPY at times.
So i may post less frequently for a while.

I very much enjoy turtles;
the lovely placid creatures who carry secure covering and so easily pull themselves under cover for time of restoration and rejuvenation.
As a strong introvert my private time is crucial to my well-being … and I think it is time to TAKE some extra time for me.

Here are most recent Pages added at this website:

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Andrew Garvey Memorial Page at https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/andrew-garvey-mem/  .

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Double-Dating in Genealogy at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/family-history-index/dble-dating/  .

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Chickens for Personal Therapy

Tru here.

 

As i said in the introduction to “Animals and Dementia Symptoms” (see link at base of entry), I think being around an affectionate animal is therapeutic for any disabled person.  I suspect this is seldom more true than for someone whose brain is damaged.

Many animals can be helpful for these aspects of life, Not just dogs.  Dogs are now the only animals legally accepted as a “Service Animal”, but that involves trained tasks to mitigate a person’s dys-Abilities.  Even care of animals can be THERAPEUTIC, in that it gives purpose for getting out of bed and keeping some organization for the day.

Spending time with animals that can return affection has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce anxiety, and increase endorphins and oxytocin.  ((These are feel-good chemicals produced inside each of us.))  See Link for 12-month study by Northumbria University at bottom of this blog entry.

i think chickens can be a very good “therapy” animal for person living with dementia symptoms, …

… as long as there is reliable back-up
for awareness of whether they have been fed, watered, released for the day,
and safely in secure enclosure for night.
Also CRUCIAL to remember to wash hands after handling chickens,
and despite reminder note on back door, i often forget that step
… so husband reminds me.

In photo above,
8-year-old Snuggle is on my Lap (mixed-breed of AustraLorp and Jersey Giant,
she has not laid an egg in 2yrs, but is rather possessive at lap-time).
Sally is getting a treat from my hand,
and the rooster Soxx (short for “Long-Stockings”) just moved back so that Sally could have his spot.
He is one-year-old, can be a thoughtful gentleman and at times is nothing short of gallant,
but also seems to have a very longgG memory for folks (or the dog) scaring his girls
– whether purposeful or accidental.
Soxx is looking over my shoulder.
Both Sally and Soxx are Jersey Giants from breeder, and where one is, the other is probably nearby.
The two “blue” Jersey Giants, Molly and Blush are at edges of photo.
Then Adele has her head down,
behind two of the four most recently-adopted mixed-breeds in center of photo
(called “Jersey Giant” and probably from hatchery,
but definitely mixed-breed from both smaller size and color of feet).
i cannot tell these 4 girls apart, so only one is named — from her behavior .
She is called “Grumpy”, LOL !
2 hens are probably under the pine tree branches and not in photo, making all 10 of our flock
(on 1/2 acre with 8-feet tall, 10×10 chicken house that has concrete stemwall, — with its own “tree” inside).

 

“Every back yard in the United States
should contribute its share to a bumper crop of poultry and eggs
in 1918″.  — … a Patriotic Duty …

No longer 1918, but …
During these days when grocery-store visits are complicated with virus issues,
eggs are an important added benefit,
and raising chickens addresses some of my own concerns
for future availability and increasing cost for some of our kitchen staples.

Altho we had a milk cow, we didnt have chickens when i was growing up,
but my mother had chickens as a child (and her pet rooster was in the school play, LOL).
My grand-mothers, great-grand-mothers etc thru the generations also had chickens.
With my interest in history and genealogy,
this creates a wonderful continuity in the circle of life … for ME.

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** Reminder that chickens, like most animals, must be socialized to humans in order to be human-compatible.
Our chickens are hand-fed treats every day, and enjoy lap-time at least once-weekly, when weather permits.
Roosters require constant awareness and extra conditioning-time on VERY frequent basis.  Even tho i work at it, the chickens we raised from one-day-old are still MUCH more friendly than those which we received at several months old (Adele and the “blues” Molly and Blush).  The four most recently adopted were daily hand-fed before we received them.  Even friendly Roosters can become very protective and territorial, even dangerous with sharp bone spur at the ankles.  In the past we have needed to re-home two previous roosters due to aggressive behaviors.

Video LINKS:  My 2014 vid with Onyx, Snuggle, and the other mixed-breed flock
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZN2dTrKpGg ;

https://youtu.be/HWf96D6xbck ;

Text LINKS:
https://truthfulkindness.com/2015/03/03/animals-dementia-symptoms-1/ ;
https://crhcf.org/insights/dementia-patients-become-hen-caretakers/ ;
https://www.nextavenue.org/calming-effect-therapy-chickens/ ;
… and a 12-month study by Northumbria University is available at Link on this page https://equalarts.org.uk/var/www/vhosts/equalarts.org.uk/httpdocs/our-work/henpower .
Service Dog Links at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/life-other/animals/service-dog-links/ .

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