My friend and fellow blogger, Leah, has vascular dementia. I often share her posts with you. There's tremendous value in hearing from those who must daily cope with their own dementia challenges. Here are some Tips from Leah:
"Vascular dementia is just one form of dementia, along with Alzheimer’s, Early Onset, and others. This particular form of dementia is different that the rest in that it is not age-related and its progression is slower. In many ways, if I could choose a form of dementia to get, it would be vascular dementia. In my case, I didn’t have to choose; I developed vascular dementia after a series of mini strokes over a two year period. It’s now been about two…maybe almost three…years since I was diagnosed…I think. I really can’t remember. That part of my memory, my short term memory, is pretty much gone now. Throughout the time I have written this blog, I have shared my life and how I’ve tried to deal with the dementia. I’d like to take this particular blog to share ideas about making life easier for the one with dementia.
1. Laughter! One must not take one’s self too seriously, nor should the loved ones around him/her."