#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.

 

Inspiration I take from other people living with dementia.

I just have to share this with you all.   My friend Truthful, whose blog I have referred to before has worked hard on putting together thoughts from us people living with dementia to show some great positive stories.

She asked me if I would answer some questions and whether I would mind them being shared globally.  Of course I don’t mind.

Today, I see she has posted a list of positive stories on her page and I was so inspired reading through them that I want everyone to see them.

Each of us have different types of dementia, we live in all parts of the world and have different stories, BUT each one of us feel strongly about education how we live well with this disease.

Please take a look and read through our thoughts, the link below will take you to the page.

She has called it:   PWD (Person With Dementia) Success Stories

Thank you Truthful, you are truly inspirational in your tireless work for Dementia education.