1. Chalkie

    Chalkie Registered User

    Jan 19, 2018
    12
    I have dementia but I live every day for itself. There are opportunities for laughter (often at myself) and opportunities for joy - sunshine, bird song, TV, music, a cuddle.. It's easy to become bogged down with the awfulness of dementia but there are still moments to treasure and, hopefully, to remember, if even for just a short time.
     
  2. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    2,197
    Bless you. X
    My life motto is .. Dance like no ones watching! can sometimes surprise the postie or neighbours !! :eek:
     
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    11,086
    Female
    South coast
    Thats a lovely way to live life :D
     
  4. Dimpsy

    Dimpsy Registered User

    Sep 2, 2019
    892
    Female
    @Chalkie, nice to say hello and yes, live for the moment, none of us know what tomorrow may bring xx
     
  5. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,609
    Female
    England
    @Chalkie, that’s a wonderfully positive attitude, I used to tell my husband it’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you can do we will think about and use in our life. We had lots of tears but we also had lots of laughter and looked for the sun behind every cloud. Well done.
     
  6. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Volunteer Host

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,606
    Nottinghamshire
    Bless you @Chalkie

    My dad was always happy in his dementia so maybe you will be too. We had lots of happy times too.

    The kids at his school used to call him Chalkie (but not to his face :eek:)
     
  7. 29Wilkia29

    29Wilkia29 New member

    Nov 12, 2019
    5
    Female
    Leeds
    Glad to hear the better side of this awful disease. I think (myself included) we all speak of the negatives , especially here because it's a safe place. My OH with alzheimer's is great fun more often than not . It's probably me that needs to give my head a wobble from time to time. He has told people he has alzheimers but at least he hasn't got dementia because that's far worse. It keeps him going .keep up the good work
     
  8. Lirene

    Lirene Registered User

    Sep 15, 2019
    167
  9. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,699
    south-east London
    I completely agree @Chalkie - my husband felt exactly the same once the diagnosis was out the way.

    We concentrated on what could be done rather than what couldn't - and we adapted to different situations as they arose. We had many lovely times along the way.

    You have a great attitude and that is the best way forward :)
     
  10. PJ

    PJ Registered User

    Jan 26, 2017
    343
    Female
    Bristol
    Same here @Chalkie I seem to cope better emotionally now with my dementia than I did 18mths ago when I was diagnosed. I rarely cry now & I always try to see the positives in everything.
    Keep up the great work, we have to take the good with the bad & live life to the full :)
     
  11. Linton

    Linton Registered User

    Jul 27, 2019
    138
    Hi @Chalkie.. Read your post to my OH who has Lewy body dementia.. When he feels down it helps to reinforce that there are good moments to cling to.. Thank you and love xxxxx
     
  12. Tea and. toast

    Tea and. toast Registered User

    May 8, 2019
    43
    Thank you Chalkie I will take a leaf from your book. Sometimes the caring gets in the way of life. I try to make positive moments for Dad. Took him to his old club on Monday and the guys were pleased to see him and bought him a brandy.
     

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