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.
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.
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.
When I was almost at the bottom and feeling discouraged a member of the sailing club saw I was about to give up and he came over to give me a pep talk. I told him all things I tried to do to make my sailboat go faster, how I tried to keep up with the fleet....
Walking is a very positive exercise that everyone with dementia should do. It is recommended to walk at least 150 min. per week. So get started - go for a walk.
Having friends, you can be honest with makes life so much richer. That doesn't mean that if you’re not doing well that it's OK to be a Debbie downer, no, we are all still responsible for our own happiness.
Don't let goals get in your way of finding joy, just because you have dementia.
Each of us are mirrors of each other. Being positive even when things are not going your way can lighten the whole room.
In this stage you cease your fight against fate, letting go of all personal battles with one’s past and surroundings. At this point, you are able to see and express the various feelings experienced in the previous stages and can come to terms with mortality and with the needs of your loved ones.