04.30.18 The neurologist in Metairie and Teepa Snow videos

Monday, April 30, 2018 – Here goes with something you probably won’t believe. Remember the neurologist that I stopped going to a couple of years ago?? Well I have an appointment to see him May 22nd.  I know,  The neurologist in Hammond knew so very little that I won’t go to her any longer.  Dr. Shamsnia was hard to handle (I know that’s saying it mildly) when I left, but while he is so arrogant, he IS brilliant.  He also now has a 3T MRI machine in his new building.  The 3T MRI will give the latest and greatest pictures of what’s going on in my brain (or what isn’t going on!).  So I’m hoping he won’t remember who I am and I can have the 3T MRI and get those results without talking to him too much. We’ll see where we go from there!

These videos are by Teepa Snow. Teepa Snow is one of the leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it, in the US and Canada.

How Dementia Affects Language Skills – 30 minutes

What is Dementia starts at the beginning of this video. At 12:30 she goes on to Vascular Dementia. This is what I have from having multiple TIAs. 21 minutes

“I Am Sorry, This is Hard” plus 5 More Care Phrases – Under 3 minutes

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Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

Some Things I Learned About Dementia

04.29.18 May you….by Millie Turley

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May today, there be peace within you.

May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself the way you are.

May you trust, believe and have faith with yourself

Let this knowledge settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, to love and to live happily and meaningfully.

By Millie Turley in the Facebook group Christian Women United in Prayer.

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04.27.18 Perfect Relationships

For all of you so eager to call it quits and throw in the towel on your relationships because everything isn’t “perfect”…here is some food for thought.

Lifelong commitment is not what most people think it is.

It’s not waking up every morning to make breakfast and eat together.

It’s not cuddling in bed until both of you fall asleep, peacefully, at night.

It’s not a clean home filled with laughter and lovemaking, everyday.

It’s someone who steals all the covers.

It’s slammed doors and a few harsh words, at times.

It’s stubbornly disagreeing and giving each other the silent treatment until your hearts heal…and, then…FORGIVENESS!

It’s coming home to the same person, everyday, that you know LOVES and CARES about you in spite of (and because of) who you are.

It’s laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid.

It’s about dirty laundry and unmade beds WITHOUT finger pointing.

It’s about helping each other with the hard work of life!

It’s about swallowing the nagging words instead of saying them out loud.

It’s about eating the cheapest and easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at 10 p.m. to eat because you both had a crazy day.

It’s when you have an emotional breakdown and your Love lays with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay…and you BELIEVE them.

It’s about still loving someone even though, sometimes, they make you absolutely insane.

Living with the person you love is not perfect…sometimes it’s hard; but it’s amazing and comforting and one of the BEST things you’ll ever experience.

By Unknown

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