Discovering if you have early onset dementia is not a direct medical process. First, the differences in you are probably first only notices by you, and are only subtle to others. Second, working with the medical field to determine if you have cognitive or other challenges is not well understood at the GP or PCP level physician, and they should only help you get to a qualified physician. Last, it takes a series of tests to determine if you have dementia. In this video we will review others and my experience compared with what the Alzheimer's Organization says on their website, about what the process to find out if you have dementia.
Extensive studies have been done, and it has been proven beyond a doubt that expressions of gratitude do cause the neural structures of the brain to change. This is why Gratitude is coping mechanism #4
One of the questions that I've been asked regularly which I have not addressed yet is. How did I find out that I had dementia? I also wanted to address what I've learned how other people have found out they have dementia as well, so I waited until I had done some research first. Most importantly I wanted to make sure I helped fill in some of the gaps that people are having around how to find out if they have dementia or maybe they are suffering aging or maybe they just have selective the memory according to your spouse.
Think of what you have not on what you don't have.
Finding peace is important for everyone, but for someone with early onset dementia it is a critical skill to learn.
Knowing who you are is so important to battling the challenges brought on by dementia. Today we look through some of those challenges.
Review of an article from Psychology Today. "5 Facts you need to know about Dementia"
No matter how many people you talk to, how many meetings you attend, speak publicly, chase kids, whatever. That voice inside your head, the one you've had all your life is rarely still.
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“Dementia Talks” – Latest You Tube Videos
Dementia Talks and Wanderinglite.com are dedicated to providing a first person point of view of what it is like to have dementia. If you have looked for this kind of information before, you will find lots of people talking about dementia but they really have no ideas what it is really like. Ted the author of Wanderinglite.com and the Podcast for Dementia talks has Lewy Body Dementia. He is in the early stage just starting his second year, so you can follow his progress until he can no longer provide this valuable service.
To find purpose, we need to search inwardly. Looking inwardly or taking an honest assessment of ourselves is very challenging. In fact, it is probably the most important thing that should guide you through the rest of the steps that you will use to find purpose. There are several key items that you can do… all after you have looked inwardly and gotten a good assessment of yourself and where you’re at. Do it without judgment.