Why did I start with a name like Wandering Lite. The simple answer is I watch a neighbor with LBD wander my neighborhood and I understood how it happens.
Physical, occupational and Speech Therapy can push back against the changes that dementia brings on.
Having faith in yourself is the basis for accomplishing anything. Yes dementia creates limitations, but you can accomplish so much more than you thought.
Be a work in progress! always move forward. Only you can define your pace, but do it with a positive outlook and the world will watch with amazement.
So many things can cause these type of days, but here’s where living positively will make a difference. You don’t start with just saying OK I’m going to be positive; you start with a purpose.
Loving others as yourself is not a passive command, God is calling us to take action, devote time, energy and even our lives to serve others.
I’ll bet I’m not alone with having expectations that are too high. Sound familiar to you? So many reasons, we find limitations with age, health (physical or mental or both) etc.
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.
This model can be applied to lots of things but, I like their application of the model to understand what affect things or changes have on a person with dementia.
Once you’ve moved to acceptance of yourself in your situation, you can start to move forward. Start rethinking; re-prioritizing things that you like to do with your remaining time. Find a new philosophy of life, put family and God first, and strive to make each day count.