I was preparing a presentation today and sue was timing me because I like to be prepared rather than under prepared.
I started to think how far my life has come since being diagnosed with FTD. Like everybody, i went through the darkest of dark times.
To reflect on them now is for me to negative as I now only focus on the positive.
I have learned very quickly that symptoms are going to increase, possibly new ones appear.
That is dementia.
What you choose to do next is up to you.
To wallow in your own self-pity is life threatening. Turn negatives in positives. NO it is not easy, it takes practice and support from those close to you.
Laugh at the little things, which may seem the size of a mountain. You know one day dementia will win, but, until then you take control.
I have a tendency to lose my balance. OK, that is now part of my life, so what, I can’t change it, so when it happens I say to myself, ” BUGGER THAT WAS CLOSE ” Oh well.
What is positive about that, well to me it is funny and a part of my day, every day.