Snippet.....a bit, scrap or morsel. WOW!; if you are living with dementia (mine is dementia with Lewy bodies), what can you do with those snippets?
Train of thought can become difficult for anyone living with any type of dementia. With Lewy body dementia, this often occurs early in the disease process. Some physicians have told me that I am somewhat of an anomaly. My memory has stayed largely intact while all of the other symptoms have been present. I would have to agree. I was able to get into my fourth year before starting to experience train of thought issues. Next month, I will be entering my fifth year.
"What will I do with the snippets"? Guess what? There are two roads to take.....Yogi Berra say, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it". In this case, maybe there is a low road and a high road. I have never liked being on the low road....so I'll just take the high road. Certainly, there is nothing I can do about it.
Likely one of the main frustrations is that snippets are not related. In other words, the dots and dashes do not connect. Ends up happening.... you don't remember any of them. If someone asks me a question, I will be able to answer it. If they want me to do some math, I will be able to do it. That does not resolve the issue.
Once again, we are dealing with two roads.....the low road and the high road. Again I am going to try to take the high road because I don't like the low road. My choice is to always try to walk away from this frustration and seek relief from it. DISTRACTION.....self induced. That is a novel idea, but it works for me. Dump those unknown thoughts into the trashcan, and listen to music, walk outside, watch birds or use the computer....anything that will distract me and give me peace.
Be LBD Strong!
That's all for now!
© May 17, 2016 Robert Bowles
Robert Bowles, Jr.