Below are the live links to the our You Tube videos, each title is a link to the video… simply click on the title (Note: links are underlined text)
Dementia Talks Channel gives a first-person point of view of living with dementia. Today there is very little information for the person living with dementia. Most of the information is clinical or directed at the caregiver. But people can live full rewarding positive lives with dementia.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO HAVE DEMENTIA
Today’s topic gets right to the core of living with dementia. What does it feel like? Along with discussing what it feels like we will cover Positive Living, Coping Mechanisms, and things that people do to people with dementia that creates a problem.
MOST IMPORTANT COPING MECHANISM – SIMPLIFICATION
Coping mechanisms allow us to have tools that reduce mental anxiety and frustration for people with memory issues. We are introduction a series of Podcasts that will cover the most helpful tools that I with the help of others have found that will improve life and prepare for times when your memory is worse.
COPING MECHANISM 2 – EMAIL, REMINDERS AND NOTES
The second most important Coping Mechanism that you can develop if you’re struggling with memory issues is using Calendar, Notes and Reminders.
GRATITUDE – HOW DOES IT AFFECT US MENTALLY
Today we look closer at what it really takes to live in a positive mindset as we examine how thankfulness turn to gratitude not only changes your mindset of how you see the world, but it can also actually change your brain. This discussion is for everyone who wants to live a better life.
It’s no secret, people with dementia wander in later stages. But there is a different sort of wandering, and we all do it. We let our minds wander, we worry, we fret, we let all sorts of things enter our minds. We also know our minds wander to where the heart is. If you mind is wandering to the wrong things maybe, you need to focus on being present.
PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND SPEECH THERAPY FOR DEMENTIA
2022 First Podcast – Catching up on what been going on… including Physical Therapy (PY), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Therapy and working with Teepa Snow.
DEMENTIA TALKS – SHARING WITH OTHERS
Today’s Dementia Talk is about “Never think that what you have to give is insignificant. There will always be someone out there who needs what you have to give.” We all change, some change is brought about by mental or physical disabilities, but even with these challenges we all have something to give… Love
Some day you have to create your sunny days… even in Southern CA. Being positive is just the same but being positive is the start to so much more and it opens so many doors.
Continuing my series about what it feels like to have dementia, this discussion covers the effect of change (in the form of travel) while having dementia.
DEMENTIA TALKS ASKS – “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”
Who we think we are has a large influence on how we see ourselves. But… do we see ourselves accurately. If you see yourself as generous… are you generous with your time, your talents or are you just generous with money, etc. Today we ask the question… how honestly do you answer the question?
WHAT DOES DEMENTIA FEEL LIKE – 2
Following our continued commitment to check in and discuss how dementia feels like, here is the second installment.
Memory Loss is a common issue with aging, but not all memory loss is cognitive loss or aging. Today we discuss the difference between memory issues and Dementia
Finding and having peace for anyone is important but it is everything for someone with dementia. This is not about being shut in or shut up in a room, but all about finding mental, emotional, and spiritual peace.
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AND DEMENTIA
Depression and anxiety are normal parts of Dementia. People who have recently been diagnosed will find that the changes going on in your brain and thinking process will easily lead to depression or anxiety or both.
HOW DID I FIND OUT I HAD DEMENTIA
The path to having a correct diagnosis of dementia, especially in early stages, which can help. Is fought with twist and turns. In this YouTube article I discuss the process I went through and what some other friends have experienced.
INTERVIEW WITH KELSEY ABOUT MY CHANGE CAUSED BY DEMENTIA
Today’s interview is with my daughter Kelsey visiting from New Zealand after two years of having my diagnosis with dementia. Although Covid kept us apart we have visited via Facetime. This is the first time we have had an extended time together. In this interview Kelsey will share the change she has seen and what she has learned about dementia while visiting here in the States.