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I have written a story about dementia

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by creativesarah, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    I decided to join a creative writing group to get me out and I am really enjoying it
    This months title was 'Lost'
    I have written a story about a photographer who has dementia;)
    I am enjoying doing this
    Last month I made my debut with a story based on the characters in Cluedo
    we get a different challenge every month
    I am looking forward to going next week but I still need to come up with a title for the story.
    Today I have been quite confused I couldn't work out how to put on my thermal leggings under my trousers but I got there in the end and had a walk but I went a bit wrong but I got home in the end!
     
  2. aprilbday

    aprilbday Registered User

    Jan 27, 2016
    329
    Washington, DC USA
    That is very niceDo you find that sometimes you are not able to write so much? I do. And sometimes difficult to read more that 1-3 sentences.
    I hope your writing wins!!!
     
  3. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    I find reading quite difficult to hold the story in my head
    I have joined a book club on the estate where we are moving to but I have yto read the story at the last minute otherwise I have no recollection of what it is about!:eek:
     
  4. The Chewtor

    The Chewtor Registered User

    Feb 6, 2016
    295
    Gillingham, Kent
    random words?

    hey sarah & april. do you ever go back the next day over what you wrote and find various random words in it. is this another bit of the dementia or am i just losing my ability to write due to age during the week i did a little bit of a write up as reflection on the week but when i read it back words were there that did not fit. they were correct words just used incorrectly. can still make sense of the sentence but have to use word association at times???

    wayne
     
  5. aprilbday

    aprilbday Registered User

    Jan 27, 2016
    329
    Washington, DC USA
    Hi Wayne
    It takes me forever to write now. And yes-that does happen but usually for me it's stupid spell checker that changes my words!
     
  6. The Chewtor

    The Chewtor Registered User

    Feb 6, 2016
    295
    Gillingham, Kent
    thank goodness for that, I thought I was going crazy but now I know we all are I feel so much better :);):)
     
  7. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,534
    North East England
    Hi Sarah - your creative writing group sounds great! I'm so glad you're enjoying it.

    Years ago, I also joined a group like this. One of the first tasks we as beginners were given was that we all had to think of a town, a famous person, and an object. All these were written on scraps of paper and put into a box, and we took turns in pulling them out. We then had to write a story based on what we'd pulled out.

    I had to write a story about Mary Queen of Scots, Whitby, a ring, and Donny Osmond :eek:

    It was great fun!
     
  8. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    wow that souds challenging! Do tell us more;)
     
  9. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,534
    North East England
    #9 CollegeGirl, Feb 14, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
    It was challenging, but I managed it in the end!

    Basically, Mary's ship, travelling from France, was forced to dock at Whitby en route to Edinburgh, because of a storm, where she was given a silver and jet ring by a peddlar woman. The ring was later dropped and forgotten. Cut to over 400 years later, and Donny Osmond was playing in Edinburgh and bought the same old ring from a jeweller as a memento of his stay in the city, although he was told the ring was nothing to do with Scotland. Little did he know!

    I'd love to hear about the story you've written, Sarah - do tell!
     
  10. LoisJean

    LoisJean Registered User

    Right this second it is very difficult for me to push word bits toward my fingers. The words are there, but it's like a sense of hesitancy comes over me. I'm not certain how to start. I find that right now I am struggling. This occurs frequently now, although my last post was so long that even after an hour's worth of editing, it was too wordy. I just couldn't stop writing. It seemed had to hurry to get every little jot and tittle in there before I lost the thoughts. I don't know if that's ADD, OCD, dementia or a combination, but it's not the me of me. There was something I wanted to add here, but it flashed out of my mind.

    I would love to just sit down and write..anything. A story or just an email to a friend, without this start-stop, trudging through wet cement thing going on. Or having to go back a dozen times to read what I wrote because I lost the point of it all.

    Writing short fiction would be a good thing I think--especially when I find myself talking out loud to myself and others who aren't there about non-sense things and imaginary circumstances that seem really real at the time... If I could just remember to write them down......:rolleyes:

    Thanks to you for sharing. LoisJean
     
  11. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    Bless you Lois
    I struggle esp as I never could type
    My tsory is finished except for the title!
    I think I may call it 'The Narrowing Aperture'
    but I am not totally sure
    Thank God for spell check!
    Sarah
     
  12. aprilbday

    aprilbday Registered User

    Jan 27, 2016
    329
    Washington, DC USA
    You can do it. Write just a little at a time when you can. You can still do anything you want-just not as quickly. Hold on. It can happen.
    Keep on. Don't stop.
     
  13. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    I read it tonight and people think it would make a great short video explaing a bit about dementia
     
  14. LoisJean

    LoisJean Registered User

    I hope you'll be able to share your story with us. I'm really excited about it! :)
     

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