Living positively with dementia starts with a simple choice, choose to leave what you thought was going to happen behind. I truly, mean behind.
This is probably one of the toughest challenges after you come to full grips of your diagnosis. But getting past it is a first step. Once you get past this, it does not mean you can’t plan on doing the things you love, but you’re on the beginning of the road to finding your way to live positively with dementia.
- Activation of a plan
- Putting fun into daily living
- Giving thanks
Positive living is a choice that some days may be and probably will be hard. Plan on it taking energy, will power and courage. But the reward is worth it.
Donna CoxNovember 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm
Hi, we’ve never met Christy and I were Phi’O’s at Valpo. We’re now in touch through FB where she shared your blog. Thank you for your openness and willingness to share your personal journey with LBD.
Ted ObenourNovember 7, 2020 at 2:18 pm
Thanks you Donna, please share this with loved ones and friends. Dementia is not well understood and many people only know it from family that have late dementia and severely limited mental capacity. It has such a stigma that needs to be addressed with better knowledge and early diagnosis.
Debbie MinchNovember 7, 2020 at 10:06 pm
Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I think a positive attitude is a must have.
There truly needs to be more education on LBD.
I have LBD and was diagnosed in February. I seem to have good as well as bad days. I feel truly blessed when it is a good day.
Looking forward to your sharing of your journey. No one person seems to have the exact same journey.
Ted ObenourNovember 8, 2020 at 3:46 pm
My heart is with you in your journey, please feel free to share your thoughts, I want this website to be a open forum for people battling with this terrible disease. Things that you have learned that can help other is greatly appreciated. You will be in my prayers.