Who Am I Now?

I love autumn. The air is crisp. The leaves are glorious colors. This autumn I'm pleased to be out exploring. It's been about a month now since I started night-time oxygen, and some of my mind fog has gone away. I still have good days and bad days, but all of my days are a... Continue Reading →

Is This It?

I want to find out why I have young onset cognitive decline. I've been doing the things that are recommended, like following a Mediterranean diet, exercising regularly, losing weight, socializing, and playing brain games, but my memory is getting worse. A couple of my doctors have wanted me tested for sleep apnea. I had two... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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