When the time comes
Poppygail15 days ago
If caring for my parents during their time with dementia taught me anything, it taught me the importance of having a plan in place for how y...
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LBD vs Alzheimer’s & Vascular Dementia
Poppygail17 days ago
I’ve often wondered about the cognitive awareness of patients with differing forms of dementia. My most intimate knowledge of dementia lies ...
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Poor Hiro ....its tough belonging to a crazy person
jeffcobb18 days ago
Poor little Hiro, the 12 lb rescue we got about a year ago, some unholy mix of miniature poodle, cocker spaniel, freaking schnauzer (sp) and...
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Really weird sh*t you only see when you are demented.
jeffcobb19 days ago
Greetings. Have been in a bit of a down-spell of late. Not depressed or anything; things are simply malfunctioning on me more than is usual ...
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kohaia month ago
I wanted to query something on here.
At the moment I'm on 60mg Morphgesic twice a day (low dose by choice ) but also have both 2mg a...
I laughed until I cried...then I cried until I laughed.
jeffcobba month ago
Sometimes art does imitate life. I was watching a flick from my "classics" folder called Cat Ballou from the 60's, starring a younger Jane F...
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Taking out the trash
Poppygaila month ago
A line I placed in my last post got me to thinking about my typical thought process currently. I had said something to the effect of, “if yo...
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What we remember
Happy Sunday everyone,
Hopefully the April showers are finally about to give way and the May flowers are about to burst forth like a ray of s...
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Objects are closer than they may appear
Or more to the point, LIFE, and death, is closer than it may appear. And that point is being driven ever deeper into my my soul each an ever...
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Surfing the pipeline of reality...
Forewarned: For those who don't know, read these words with caution; they are written from a perspective of dementia. Be warned, the reality...
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That’s right, we’re home. We made it back late Saturday night. The trip went much better than either of us could have ever anticipated and f...
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The cure for an absolute crappy day
You know are having one of *those* days. Jerking hands break dishes, lack of focus and attention span burns food. Lack of coordination resul...
How do you fight your own brain?
I stand before a chasm of sorts. Lewy Body Dementia is a like an unholy joining of Alzheimers and Parkinsons. As with all random brain damag...
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What is the job description for a patient with dementia?
Not a trick question, I want to hear from you on this, "you" meaning anyone with an opinion. Like most I lived all of my professional life l...
Nothing is as it appears: Of nightmares, nincompoops and some very thin ice.
Life teaches us many lessons if only we have the ears to hear them. Dementia in general and Lewy Body Dementia in the specific seems to have...
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Surely a health & safety issue? Medication Procedures
skybluepinka month ago
What concerns me if you have a dosset box & delivery that if there is an extra or a change in medication it can almost be a week before it...
Do/Did you love to read? Maybe a tip.....maybe.
Greetings book lovers. You who you are.....or were. One of the things that dementia has taken away from me is the ability to devour books of...
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Toes in the water.....
Finally! The day is almost here! In just two short days, we will board the Carnival Glory out of the port of Miami for our much anticipated ...
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Suniquea month ago
How do you help a person with short term memory? I have problems remembering things, when i read i forgot what i read and i realize that i r...
Yak, yak, yak, and yes DO talk back!
jeffcobb2 months ago
Sorry for the bad pun but I only took a fraction of a second to think on it. Why the urgency you ask? This very day I saw the most amazing t...
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Thoughts on my life
Poppygail2 months ago
This is a long, reflective post. I’m not sure it serves any great purpose but feel free to ramble along with me if you have the time.
My destination is in sight...
We often use the phrase "becoming a potted plant" to describe where we will all end up at one point or the other. Things have progressed su...
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Happy 1st day of spring everyone!
It’s finally here. Spring! A time of renewal. A new bright day after the long dark period of winter. A time...
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What is the measure of a man?
This post is less to inform and more to inquire. What is the measure of a man? By that I mean anyone human, not like Man as in male. When yo...
This is almost too weird (beware: zero nutritional-value content ahead)....
So you know how it is, when you are in that sort of winding-down physical state of being (OK, approaching kack-hood, room temperature, pick ...
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Going to a more genteel place
I didn’t mean for it to but this seems to have gotten a little dark at times but does eventually come back to a lighter place. I apologize ...
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Next stop: The Undiscovered Country....
Warning: folks I do the best I can on this but I do have aphasia and with this web editor it makes trapping mistakes like playing whack-a-mo...
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Can carers give supplements
Dramlouie3 months ago
My elderly Mum who has vascular dementia has always taken supplements. But now she needs carers, more to make sure she has meals and to mak...
Watching your life, one peep at a time....
jeffcobb3 months ago
I apologize in advance if this makes no sense to anyone else; lately life barely makes sense to me either. However in the sense that what I ...
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Life continues it’s circle
Poppygail3 months ago
That statement belies my deep lieing heritage in the southern Appalachian mountain region of the United States. As a matter of fact...
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