Having faith in yourself is the basis for accomplishing anything. Yes dementia creates limitations, but you can accomplish so much more than you thought.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.