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  1. Thread: feeling flat

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    Hi Sarah I have had many of these bad days...

    Hi Sarah

    I have had many of these bad days over the last three years, and went through a one over the weekend. Its pretty awful as there is nothing anyone can do to get you out of it.

    I guess...
  2. Thread: Exhibition update

    by KenC
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    Hi Sarah You are doing so well with this, your...

    Hi Sarah

    You are doing so well with this, your an inspiration to all with this illness

    Keep up the good work

    Ken
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    Hi Sarah That sounds about normal, but I was...

    Hi Sarah

    That sounds about normal, but I was terrified when I realised that I had used the wrong word.

    As for "disorganised" I think we all are, but thats because we struggle to do one thing at...
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    A few weeks ago while I was speaking to a large group of people about how my life has changed since getting this illness, and I realised that life is no longer as easy as it used to be.
    I had said...
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    May I welcome you and hope you have an enjoyable...

    May I welcome you and hope you have an enjoyable and interesting time

    Sent from my SM-T210 using Talking Point mobile app
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    I have had a lot of e mails today, from people...

    I have had a lot of e mails today, from people who were at the event, many of whom were clergy, even though it was for Health Proffesionals.

    As one vicar put it, its time for ALL including the...
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    Our consultant has stopped using the mini mental...

    Our consultant has stopped using the mini mental test, as she believes it does not give a true picture of my condition, and the results do not show what condition my brain or memory is in.

    We use...
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    Hi Nitram Thank you for that. I could not...

    Hi Nitram

    Thank you for that.

    I could not work it out at all, but I see that the bottom link now gets us to the front page of the newer and smaller blog, and then at the bottom right of the...
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    I will have to find a way of doing a short cut,...

    I will have to find a way of doing a short cut, but at present my brain cannot do that. If anyone has any ideas I will attempt to sort it out when I come home later.

    It used to be part of my job...
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    Hi Sue, Its about 10 pages long, and far too...

    Hi Sue,

    Its about 10 pages long, and far too much for a post, but I am hoping that after tomorrow there will be a link on the internet, that I can copy and post here as I am unsure how to do that....
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    When I was diagnosed the first time I was given...

    When I was diagnosed the first time I was given no support whatsoever, just told to go away and return in 9 months. I then moved home and got a new consultant, and what a difference that made.
    This...
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    Spirituality in Dementia presentation

    Early this year just after we had moved back home after our bad flood, my wife was contacted by one of our Local Universities, to see if I was prepared to speak about Spirituality in Dementia at a...
  13. Thread: Any New Hobbies?

    by KenC
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    Hello again Sorry I have been missing, but...

    Hello again

    Sorry I have been missing, but after the flood we had 18 months ago I virtually gave up doing very much as I lost total interest, many hobbies and pastimes.

    As well as that I have...
  14. Thread: Any New Hobbies?

    by KenC
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    Hi Jaffy I still hang on my photography on the...

    Hi Jaffy
    I still hang on my photography on the good days and drawing when I can, but I cannot do these every day which is annoying.

    I used to enjoy painting, but these days I cannot always...
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    What a lovely name. My grandchildren all say that...

    What a lovely name. My grandchildren all say that I have old timers, because my daughter had problems getting them to understand the illness.

    I do think that whatever name is used by children...
  16. Thread: Gardening

    by KenC
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    I used to enjoy it when the first seeds popped...

    I used to enjoy it when the first seeds popped up, as it gives a feeling the you are succeeding in something wonderful.

    Ken
  17. Thread: Can you do Sudoku

    by KenC
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    It looks as if the Sudoku game is not as easy as...

    It looks as if the Sudoku game is not as easy as the experts say it is, so how is it going to help us with cognitive problems?

    Like you Barry I have become addicted to Mahjong, and I have a few...
  18. Thread: Gardening

    by KenC
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    Hi Sarah You sound just like my daughter, as...

    Hi Sarah

    You sound just like my daughter, as she disappears into the garden with a spade or fork when she is wound up, and soon feels better after taking it out on the weeds etc.
    Its amazing how...
  19. Thread: Can you do Sudoku

    by KenC
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    I can not get it to work no matter what I do. I...

    I can not get it to work no matter what I do. I have even tried the easy ones and failed. Perhaps its just me.

    My wife says its strategic so perhaps that's why I fail, as I can not always work out...
  20. Thread: Can you do Sudoku

    by KenC
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    Can you do Sudoku

    I have just read an article which says, that if a person plays things like Sudoku, they can help with cognitive problems

    I have tried this a few times and never worked out how to do it. On the...
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    My consultant has stopped using the mini mental...

    My consultant has stopped using the mini mental test on me, because she says its not always accurate on many dementia's like Lewy Body's, so she now uses something different, I think it is the...
  22. Thread: Gardening

    by KenC
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    I love gardening as its so relaxing, although I...

    I love gardening as its so relaxing, although I can not grow anything from seeds, I seem to kill them off. When I was working we had a large allotment and IO managed to grow quite a lot of plants...
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    Hi Izzy I am pleased that something has been...

    Hi Izzy

    I am pleased that something has been sorted out. There are so few places which deal with dementia and art these days, so its good to hear that you managed to get one,

    Ken
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    Hi Barry Cake decorating is very delicate and...

    Hi Barry

    Cake decorating is very delicate and artistic so in many ways you are an artist, as not everyone can do that type of thing.

    I don't paint as much as I did, because I forget which...
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    Art and people with memory lose or dementia

    Although I struggle with drawing these days and can not remember which colours to mix when painting I find art is a very useful subject and tool to use with people who have dementia, as it allows us...
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