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Viewing the World through Alzheimer’s-Tinged Glasses

Alzheimers

As described in the blog post “Alzheimer’s prevention–what you can do for yourself”, a person who is affected by Alzheimer’s disease becomes a shadow of him or herself. A shadow is a person who looks like someone who once existed, but exists in physical form only.

The process of descending into a shadow happens over time. Throughout this process, the person sees life confusedly.

This blog post presents the view from Alzheimer’s at near take-over point. The disease has not yet transformed the person into a full shadow.

The thoughts of a woman in Alzheimer’s clutches

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One large

It’s a wall?

It’s a waterfall?

Oh-it’s a curtain.

Opening to the sky.

I see the sky.

The curtain is blue, yes blue. I see blue.

It’s a blue something—–blue tall.

The woman opened the blue she opened the blue…….

She talks to me she says she is Mollie, she is new here. The woman says she is NO she is not my daughter! My daughter has black hair.

Orange juice. The woman gives me orange juice. Her face is new. Taste of juice is like coffee. I want coffee!

COFFEE!!!!!! Not juice.

Here is my dress. It is green , or red. With flowers and buildings on it. The woman says to put it on. Her hands help me put on my dress. I like my dress with its yellow somethings.

The sky is trees and the trees are rocks like ……

The woman Mollie says something. Taste of juice.

Something on the floor. Two somethings. Girl says put on my feet. Feet? Girl moves somethings on my spatulas.

OWWW! Hurts my spatchufas! She takes them off.

Lay down.

The woman lives in a home for dementia patients. Her daughter, Mollie, has come by on her daily visit. In the past, Mollie and her mother were very close, but her mother no longer recognizes her. Mollie thinks she sees moments of recognition, but she is wrong. The recognition left a few months earlier.

Thwarting Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease can be thwarted. Thwarting takes the belief that the body can heal minor inconveniences like indigestion and sniffles without outside chemical remedies that seem to hasten wellness, but actually weaken natural healing abilities. Thwarting takes building communal ties and a dependable social framework. Thwarting takes creative thinking throughout one’s life.

Alzheimer’s disease brings an unwanted and miserable ending. Thwarting Alzheimer’s disease is worth the effort.

See How to Defy Alzheimer’s

Note: This blog post is spiritually advised. It does not apply to other types of dementia.

How to Defy Alzheimer’s

Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease is a relatively new form of dementia. It developed as people revised their lifestyles.

In the previous blog post, Alzheimer’s prevention–what you can do for yourself, guidelines were presented for strengthening against Alzheimer’s. The guidelines were listed, but not in order of value.

In today’s blog post, I am presenting the information from the previous post with the guidelines in the order in which they are most helpful.

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From the previous post:

Alzheimer’s disease is confusing. Life becomes unenjoyable and challenging. Memories hide and knowledge distances. Likes and dislikes are buried so that decisions are difficult to make. Aromas that once delighted now waft by unacknowledged. Flavorful foods once desired now become bland.

Alzheimer’s disease alienates family members and creates shadows. A shadow is a person who looks like someone who once existed, but exists in physical form only.

Alzheimer’s disease is terrible. It is frightening. It is defeating.

Alzheimer’s disease can be thwarted by eating nutritiously and appropriately for your body, avoiding unnecessary aids to the modern lifestyle, and connecting with others. Here are guidelines to strengthen yourself against Alzheimer’s disease’s confusion.

1. Build social connections.

The importance of social connections cannot be overemphasized. Interacting with other people is our natural state and is part of our health.

Strengthen family ties, join community organizations, invest in friendships. The social connections are like a cocoon that envelops us in resistance to external stressors and internal wounding.

2. Avoid stomach medicines.

For many people, stomach discomfort is avoided through the use of digestive impediments. Over-the-counter and prescription medicines are used for lessening or increasing digestive functioning. Not all medicines weaken the natural digestive processing, but some do, and their interference can lead to changes in sense functioning (taste, smell, etc.) that can then impact brain functioning.

By listening to your body and knowing the foods that make it feel nourished and well, you can avoid stomach discomfort.

3. Avoid ear medicines.

The body can heal most internal upsets. The body’s healing requires patience and awareness. Many people want immediate healing and doubt the body’s abilities to heal itself. Some ear medicines weaken ability to communicate with the body and contribute to weakening of communication in the brain.

Allowing your body to heal itself is the best path. Proper sleep, adequate water consumption, and healing foods usually restore health.

4. Use your brain creatively.

The importance of using the brain throughout one’s life is known. Creative thinking is even more powerful than doing brain exercises. Creative thinking such as writing poetry, choreographing a dance, and designing a garden strengthen the mind and focus its functioning. Creative thinking doesn’t need to be done every day for it to strengthen the mind, but the more creative the endeavors, the more resilient the mind.

 

These guidelines are general, but they provide important information if you are open to see it.

Note: This blog post is spiritually advised. It does not apply to other types of dementia.

Alzheimer’s prevention–what you can do for yourself

Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease is confusing. Life becomes unenjoyable and challenging. Memories hide and knowledge distances. Likes and dislikes are buried so that decisions are difficult to make. Aromas that once delighted now waft by unacknowledged. Flavorful foods once desired now become bland.

Alzheimer’s disease alienates family members and creates shadows. A shadow is a person who looks like someone who once existed, but exists in physical form only.

Alzheimer’s disease is terrible. It is frightening. It is defeating.

Alzheimer’s disease can be thwarted by eating nutritiously and appropriately for your body, avoiding unnecessary aids to the modern lifestyle, and connecting with others. Here are guidelines to strengthen yourself against Alzheimer’s disease’s confusion.

Use your brain creatively.

The importance of using the brain throughout one’s life is known. Creative thinking is even more powerful than doing brain exercises. Creative thinking such as writing poetry, choreographing a dance, and designing a garden strengthen the mind and focus its functioning. Creative thinking doesn’t need to be done every day for it to strengthen the mind, but the more creative the endeavors, the more resilient the mind.

Avoid stomach medicines.

For many people, stomach discomfort is avoided through the use of digestive impediments. Over-the-counter and prescription medicines are used for lessening or increasing digestive functioning. Not all medicines weaken the natural digestive processing, but some do, and their interference can lead to changes in sense functioning (taste, smell, etc.) that can then impact brain functioning.

By listening to your body and knowing the foods that make it feel nourished and well, you can avoid stomach discomfort.

Avoid ear medicines.

The body can heal most internal upsets. The body’s healing requires patience and awareness. Many people want immediate healing and doubt the body’s abilities to heal itself. Some ear medicines weaken ability to communicate with the body and contribute to weakening of communication in the brain.

Allowing your body to heal itself is the best path. Proper sleep, adequate water consumption, and healing foods usually restore health.

Build social connections.

The importance of social connections cannot be overemphasized. Interacting with other people is our natural state and is part of our health.

Strengthen family ties, join community organizations, invest in friendships. The social connections are like a cocoon that envelops us in resistance to external stressors and internal wounding.

 

These guidelines are general, but they provide important information if you are open to see it.

Note: This blog post is spiritually advised. It does not apply to other types of dementia.

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