Monitoring My Own Symptoms!
The more I investigate about the mind, and specificaqlly dealing with dementia...and
the more I stop and watch videos on how dementia is being reversed or even "cured"...
the more I realize I have to take steps to slow down or prevent it in my own senior experience!
Because there is more and more on the market and in the medical field that I can research and easily apply to my own life, especially in the area of nutrition, I've switched gears to just telling my experieince with Mom and Dad's dementia, to helping people prevent or reverse the symptoms.
In every case, there are some symptoms that may not be dementia in the first place, and others that may not change due to long term damage or lack of knowledge in time. My husband and I are in our senior years, or as I call it, "Fourth Season" and are paying the price in aches and pains from injuries we suffered when we were young and tireless; full of energy and willing to take risks for adventure. Some of those symptoms can be treated and made more comfortable, but less likely to be reversed.
Having said that, the scientific community are finding out more and more just how resilient and self-healing our bodies are, including our brains, when we treat them right over time; giving the body everything it needs to regenerate. We know many cells in our body regenerate, or get removed as they degenerate. Some say that every seven years the process has completely changed every cell! We are amazing creatures. (Click on Image for Article) Discovery.com: www.discovery.com/science/Body-Really-Replace-Itself-Every-7-Years )
Now I'm more on a mission to help people consider alternatives to maintaining brain health, apart from pharmaceuticals who admit they haven't designed the 'magic bullet' for dementia or Alzheimers. Years ago we called it having a 'feeble mind' and believed there was nothing that could be done. Now we have many more options and I for one am taking advantage of ALL of them.
Eating more fresh and natural food. Eliminating gluten, some dairy, and all refined sugar from my everyday diet and getting good therapy and regular treatments for circulation, supplements, and ways to reduce stress. I have found the exercises that help the most, including keeping busy with things I love, like art, graphics, reading, and playing brain games that I know are helping my brain health. Check out the videos I've listed and when you do, there are likely others that pop up in the YouTube feed. https://www.done-with-dementia.com/video-stories.html
Art and authoring are used to communicate in all areas of Linda's life. She is called to take people, places, and things to their next level through...
In order to make sense of complicated processes she just lists, draws, sketches, writes, or works in her studio with 'stuff'.