Lessons on writing and finding your tribe

Jeff Goins writes a great blog, and I often find what he says about writing and blogging, and finding your voice and tribe is incredibly valuable. With his permission, my blog today is the three lessons he has learnt from having a tribe, which does not appear on his blog but arrived in his e-newsletter recently. What I…

Describing how dementia ‘feels’

Earlier this year Kay Bransford and I started a conversation blog called The Dementia Dialogue, and I recently answered this question, Could you describe how dementia “feels” to you? The original question was this; “Could you describe how dementia “feels” to you? I wonder if it’s simple loss of a memory, or is there some type…

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Drowning, paddling harder and staying afloat

Many days it feels like I am drowning from the symptoms of dementia, and last night my husband and I were talking about the changes that are taking place again, and the fear we both feel when I might not be able to keep myself afloat. It is not the most comfortable emotional journey, constantly feeling like…

The liberative power of blogging

What I write is merely what I am thinking at a given moment, my opinion or thought or feeling about something at a particular time. It is fluid, and may change, even a moment or an hour later. You may agree with it, or disagree. You may care, or not care, but if you read…

Fear, shadowing and dementia.

Fear is a constant companion of most people living with a diagnosis of dementia. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fear and dementia, and its impact when a person is diagnosed with dementia, or living with the symptoms of dementia. In the article Fear drives shadowing of Alzheimer’s caregivers written by Angela Lunde, it…

Blogs as ‘thermometers of wellness’?

Maybe that is what my blog has become for me, as I’m still struggling with having not properly published my blog from a week ago! I do seem to gauge, they same way as we checked the rain every day on the farm, how well I am doing. I know my husband and some of…

The lights are on…

but nobody is home! I’ve been trying all morning to think of something to write about. I’ve been searching through my numerous drafts to complete one of them to post today, and still no luck. So I thought I’d try the NaNoWriMo rambling style of writing again and just see what comes out; this is…