No Meaning for Words

Newest challenge is lack of word recognition. Words flow over me and around me, but I do not recognize them.

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Importance of Communication with PWD

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.

Hole in my Self-Control

Remember when Teepa Snow had us put our hands in front of forehead, then illustrated impulse filter? Well lately I am seeing that demonstrated in my own life; my impulse-control is getting a hole in it. …This is really devastating. My iron-strong stubbornness of self-control is a big part of my personhood. Can I still BE reliable Truthful Loving Kindness .. if I cannot even rely on myself?

This is really devastating. My iron-strong stubbornness of self-control is a big part of my personhood. Can I still BE reliable Truthful Loving Kindness .. if I cannot even rely on myself? As far as talking, it comes back to what I said three months ago; the only secrets I know I can keep … are the ones I forget. So again; if you don’t want me to spill the beans … don’t put them in the pot !

Suggestions for Better Understanding of AUDIO Communication Despite Dementia Symptoms

Conversation Tips: My problem with communication is once I lose track, everything after that starts to crumble. The following suggestions may help me stay on track and participate in conversations at least in this early stage. … Environment, Content, and Timing. … These efforts took approximately 25hrs in six days to complete written portion, in order to begin graphic.

More Thoughts on Communication in Early Stages

Tru here.  In the last year or so I don’t communicate one-on-one very well.  It has become strained and costs a lot of energy. A common dementia symptom is my sound-processing disorder; trying to unscramble numerous connected sounds into words, sentences and thought sequences, in order to understand what someone is telling me costs me […]