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.
Today we're going to talk about peace. Not peace in the world, not peace in our time, but inner peace. And putting inner peace as a priority. There are three key categories that constitute your ability to help make personal peace a priority: 1. Mental well-being. 2. Emotional well being 3. Spiritual state
I learned how to meditate years ago as a necessity to keep doing my job. The projects I lead were stress filled and I found myself bringing the stress home to my family on the weekends. So, I searched for ways to deal with it. I did paintings in the evenings; I took walks and listen to music… all the great things but the real thing that help me was learning meditation.
Music can frame some of our greatest moments, joy, sorrow, love and of course pain and loss. So many emotions can be captured in music. So many things can change with Dementia but music, yes music can still help us find and even remember joy in the morning.
Purpose, the fifth coping mechanism it is about having the ability to focus our energies. It helps us feel like what we’re doing is a contribution to others or to something more important than just simply sitting around waiting for the inevitable.
Gratitude is Coping Mechanism #4. This coping mechanism, sets up so many things. Being grateful it not only changes your attitude, but it enables seeing things with a positive attitude.
One part of living with dementia is that you quickly find out that mornings are the best time. Sleep helps our minds regenerate. Like others, I find my mind clear and ready to take on the day.
The second most important Coping Mechanism that you can develop if you’re struggling with memory issues is using Calendar, Notes and Reminders. Like the coping mechanism Simplification, coping mechanisms are best implemented as early as possible because we want to build Coping Mechanisms into good habits
Today we’re going to start the series in Chapter 9 with the most important coping mechanism. Coping mechanisms are one of the most important set of things you can do if you have problems with memory, and quite honestly you should start doing these things as soon as possible after you find out that you have dementia or even suspect you may have memory issues.