EASE DEMENTIA …. GATHER YOUR PAST…. LIVE THE PRESENT …. EMBRACE THE FUTURE

MEMORIES ARE EASY TO UNBOX IF THEY HAVE A VISUAL OR ACTUAL PHYSICAL AID TO ASSIST …

I AM NOT A DOCTOR AS THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW ME WILL BE AWARE BUT MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA IS THAT IT CAN BE DELAYED   , HALTED OR AIDED BY MEMORIES..

 

WE ALL KNOW THAT FORGETFULNESS IS SOMETHING FROM WHICH WE ALL SUFFER FROM TIME TO TIME …. WHERE DID I PUT MY KEYS ? BEING ONE OF MY FAVOURITE TAGLINES ….

IF WE HAVE THINGS AROUND US TO FAMILIARISE OURSELVES OF WHAT WE ARE COMFORTABLE WITH AND HAVE BEEN COMFORTABLE WITH IN THE PAST WE ARE GATHERING ITEMS ALONG THE WAY TO HELP US WITH BOTH OUR LONG TERM AND SHORT TERM MEMORY.

GONE ARE THE DAYS WHEN THE FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM COMES OUT AND YOUR FAMILY RIDICULE YOU FOR THE WAY YOU LOOK AND PORTRAY YOURSELF IN A PHOTO… WHEN I ACTUALLY THINK BACK TO JUST HOW IMPORTANT THOSE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS WERE … FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE SINCE PASSED AWAY…. EVERY PHOTO TELLS A STORY AND YET NOW IN THE AGE OF THE DIGITAL CAMERA I WONDER HOW MANY FAMILIES SIT AND GO THROUGH THEIR LIVES BEING TOLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A CAMERA….. LIVES FRAGMENTED AS PHOTOS ARE EITHER ON THAT COMPUTER OR THE LAPTOP YOU NO LONGER USE.. HOW EASY IT WAS TO UNBOX THAT  BOX OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND YOUR LIFE WAS MAPPED OUT IN FRONT OF YOU..

I REALISE THAT SPACE IS PRETTY MUCH AT A PREMIUM IN MOST PEOPLES HOMES BUT AT WHAT  COST DOES THE PHOTO STORED IN AN UNASSUMING BOX OR BOXES IN THE LOFT OR A CUPBOARD HAVE AGAINST THE MEMORIES AND THE SATISFYING EASING OF DEMENTIA OR ONSET OF MEMORY LOSS ???

I AM NOT SUGGESTING PEOPLE HOARD EVERYTHING THAT REMINDS THEM OF THEIR PAST BUT MEMORIES OF THE PAST AND LIVING FOR THE PRESENT  WILL ULTMATELY LEAD TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US EMBRACING OUR FUTURES

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