My site kateswaffer.com is committed to meaningful dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders about the critical issues impacting a person living with a diagnosis of dementia and their families and close friends. For those new to this site, I live with a younger onset dementia, diagnosed at the age of 49.
I also wish to acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. I pay my respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present and emerging.
I write to stay inspired, to share my thoughts, to remind me of who I really am, and to keep tabs on my life, my thoughts and my philosophies so that later on, I can remember what it is I was thinking or doing. I am creating my own memory bank. For me, the acquired habit of using social media such as Facebook has brought with it a discipline of making the effort to communicate. In fact social media is almost the only way to connect with others these days as few answer their mobile phones, even fewer answer their home phones if in fact they have one, and almost no-one has time for a coffee and a chat any more. It seems we are all too busy with our lives to talk to each other, and so this is my way of staying connected, even if it is just in cyberspace.
For now, Creating life with words is my way of staying connected with myself and the rest of the world. Thank you for tuning in.
I invite you to share or comment on my work by referring to it, but please do not reblog in full on your own site, nor copy and paste my blogs or poems, or reword them in a such a way that you feel you can claim authorship, without first seeking my permission. Thank you.
Sadly, too often, I read articles published by others, that are plagiarism of my work. To those of you doing this, I ask you to reconsider the ethical and moral implications of this, on your own reputations.
If you like cooking and eating, you can also wander over to the In The Kitchen Page for the global chat and new recipes that were added for Kick off 2012 with Project 366 a few years ago. Gluten Free recipes suitable for people with coeliac disease or who are gluten intolerant, and healthy recipes were showcased during that year. They are now being catalogued on my recipe blog, In The Kitchen.
Opinions in this blog, if authored by me, are my own. I might also change my mind on a topic later today, or tomorrow, if I read something, or experience something that encourages me to do so. You might also like to visit my other website Living Beyond Dementia™
Other blogs featured here authored by others, including research articles, does not indicate my endorsement, merely my willingness to have other opinions here and provide a more diverse collection of thoughts. Comments I have approved, also do not indicate my agreement or approval.
I will approve most comments, including opposing opinions, even if they are especially vindictive, hurtful or offensive, although have occasionally deleted some. But, please realise they do hurt and upset me and sometimes offend others. In an attempt to be fair to others, I still do approve many that have and continue to hurt my feelings.
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Finally, please note: your entries may be modified, and any inappropriate entries will be deleted. The primary purpose of my blog is to recall my thoughts and activities, but I want it to remain informative, inspired, and above all, honourable. I hope it to reaches out to you, but I will always change any words that are offensive to others, in particular those which I believe to be disrespectful to people with dementia.