Over stimulation even in the early to mid-stage of Lewy body dementia (LBD) sometimes feels as if you have been kicked by a bull. You want to run, but your brain struggles to find an escape. All of a sudden you see an escape and run for your life as fast you can. As you are running for all you are worth, you find that the over stimulation is far too much to bear. Retreating more must be the only answer. Off to the races and you realize that you are zoning out and barely awake.
You struggle to find a way to recover and all of a sudden you see a recliner. Laying back in the recliner while seeking to relax and suddenly you realize that you do not know what is next. After zoning out and napping before awakening to find the thief in the night has disappeared into the the distant forest. Thinking and wondering if and when the thief will return, you dust yourself off for the race ahead. Searching and finding those who are living with dementia and working so hard to change the lack of understanding and stigma they witness. Now you are ready to enjoy the day and get back to helping others who are struggling with a disease that has no cure.
© November 26, 2016 - Robert Bowles
Fight Like a Tiger - Be LBD Strong
Robert Bowles, Jr.