Learning that had you Dementia and the ramifications of what that means to your life is a slow process, one I have discussed before in Getting to Acceptance. Don't backslide.
I know the day will come when I can no longer be in control of my situation, and maybe my thoughts. But for now, I can own my situation. There is no one to blame, no regrets, no sadness, only determination to make the best of each day until then.
We all put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get things done, to achieve the goals we have, and to please others. But what if circumstances change like you’re losing your sight or your hearing, or you have been diagnosed with a terminal disease, or worse you have loved one who has one of these things happen to them.
I said, I would spend some time writing down my list of ducks. I quickly discovered that at the beginning of my list, my ducks were mainly the things that I wanted to do. As I thought through the rest, of the list I realize there were lots of other things that I needed to include. In the end, I ended up with a flock of ducks.
I think to most of us the challenge is we know we don’t have all of our ducks in a row, especially as we age, we can feel things are not quite like they used to be. But is this wisdom that comes with age or is the real question what are the right duck to have?
After acceptance it is important to move forward. Apathy is as bad as depression. Finding a purpose is the critical next step.