#Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve.

I always like to sweep away the old year and start a new year afresh.  I believe everyone should.  I don’t mean discard everything from the old year, I mean that each year is fresh and there is an excitement to what you can achieve.  Mentally dismissing the old and positively actively seeking the new.

What I am talking about is seeking out all the positive of things each day brings, each new experience to make the most of every day.  Sounds pretty corny right?   So, I don’t care.   It takes a lot of work staying positive but brings its own rewards.

Last year brought new challenges, my vision has changed, I think my Alzheimer’s has progressed in different ways.  My long vision has become blurred, with ‘holes’ but there is nothing wrong with my eyes.  My taste has changed, or rather I find it hard to enjoy the taste of food and drink because they have become bland.  I have constantly weird dreams involving all the people I have known in them, and where I am constantly getting lost.  Night after night my sleep is disturbed by these dreams, but this is what dementia can be like.  Thankfully they are not nightmares and are weirdly interesting.

My memory is worse than it has been with lots more blanks.  I get more confused, more upset about silly things, but always try and bounce back.  Be Positive.

So 2019 I will be remaining positive, with some good times ahead making the most of enjoying my life, my friends and my family.

I wish all my friends around the world a positive and rewarding 2019.

 

Author: Gill

I was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's in Dec 2012 aged 58 after 20+ years of memory and other cognitive difficulties. It was both a relief and a shock getting the diagnosis. But, I am determined to live a happy and productive life with this disease. Enjoy what I can do and push as much as I can physically, mentally and emotionally will always be my mantra :) My plan is to live simply, create a wildlife garden for birds and bees to enjoy when I can no longer garden.

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