12 blog entries i consider most crucial
… Sometimes i feel alone …
first step to find coping strategy is defining the problem
Suggestions to neurologists & Film Link.
Let us try to keep our relationships encouraging and empowering.
Professionals (especially medical professionals) need E.M.T. for direct interaction with Persons With Dementia …
These are things that were applicable for ME this year, so it is possible they might be helpful for someone else.)
SUMMARY: Erase/re-write skills are malfunctioning, so I am poor at task-transition. Suggest pre-planning with steps involved. While project is on-going, whenever a change in task or physical location is going to take place, verbally state “Now (my name) we are going to change task/location …” … then pause before instructions for next step. … *** … *** … *** … DETAIL […]
Be willing to invest NOW in learning communication skills for the later stages, so that you can more easily discern the language spoken in the “fading” communications of late-stage dementia … because relationships are what make life worth living.
I have been admonished by more than one person; told that it is inappropriate for me to use the term “suffering” in connection with my dementia symptoms … but … Each of us SHOULD be allowed to describe our dementia symptom experiences, and describe them without fear of reprisal for the sake of political-correctness.