Embracing My Unknown

I just finished listening to Pema Chodron's "Embracing the Unknown," which is about the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I find the concept of bardo quite interesting. Bardo is the space between life and death. Having cognitive impairment feels like a part of me is dying/has died, and sometimes I think I should be going... Continue Reading →

Making Friends With My Brain

I just finished listening to the audio book "Making Friends With Your Mind" by Pema Chodron. Pema is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition. I find Buddhist psychology helpful. We all suffer, and there ways to suffer less. I like the thought of coming to terms with my cognitive impairment by becoming friends... Continue Reading →

Reading and Me

I love to read. I always have. I was the kid who hid a book on my lap under my desk during class, so I could sneak in extra reading. When I was in the midst of a good story I was transported into the world of the author. The other kids would tease me,... Continue Reading →

Driving Bravely

I've been trying to keep up to date on research about MCI, mNCD, and dementia. This week I read an article that upset me a bit: Getting lost in dementia – An overlooked danger? My first thought was, how can it be an overlooked danger? I think most people with memory problems have been worried... Continue Reading →

Researching Dementia

Last summer I was diagnosed with Mild Neurocognitive Disorder (mNCD). One of the first things I did was to read up on dementia, because that's the scary part. What if I eventually get dementia? What is it like to have dementia? I learned rather quickly to stay away from books written for caregivers. Most of... Continue Reading →

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