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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.
Whether we recognize it or not, we are all reflections of each other. This is why you see so many posts about surrounding yourself with good people, or people that you would like to be with, why because their reflections shines on you and you will pick up on it.
Yes, Experience is a tough teacher, and real experience can come with a test, but it is through the test we learn. My experience is that the test of living with dementia is a daily test, one that if we are not careful will or can define us.
Have Faith - Believe in Yourself, and what others think won't matter
Being Positive is a Choice. Look for something Positive
Helping others can make a big difference in living each day with a positive attitude.
Don't Multitask - At the beginning of dementia your natural instinct is to assume you do what you did before, but as dementia increases, it will change how you do things. This blog explains why that way seems to be right, but it is fraught with problems
Socialization is essential for a person with dementia, but there are things to be careful of.
Having a project or a hobby not only keeps your mind sharp. It help[s you to maintain focus and build new neural pathways.