Category: Dementia Related Post

All Dementia related items. What I have researched, my thoughts and my life living with my Dementia.

For Our Eyes Only!

When I asked the question: What does ‘Oxidative stress and neuronal energy depletion are characteristic biochemical hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. (AD)’ mean? I was told it’s for our eyes only! You may assume I was talking to James Bond and MI5. Actually, I was asking about a research […]

You Can Count On It!

A while ago, I noticed something extraordinary about my counting. Counting is not one of my best activities, it seems more challenging than it should be, but I get by. So, I had to count something and held my hands out to use my fingers, and I realised […]

Singing is more than Singing!

Singing is more than singing! I’m taking singing lessons and really enjoying the benefits. It isn’t just the singing that’s firing my little brain cells into action, but many other aspects that I didn’t even consider. I want to share this because I believe it is something we […]

The Mad Book Chapter 16

Checking your Meds! Medications are so obviously beneficial in treating infections, cancer, high blood pressure,pain, fever, inflammation, just to name a few. Yet, no medication is free of side effects. And when the side effects interfere with attention, memory, language, executive function, or other cognitive abilities, and the […]

The Mad Book Chapter 15

Two processes that work in unison… maybe? In the previous chapter, I’ve explained the medical profession’s understanding and thoughts of the most common Dementia, Alzheimer’s, where the Amyloid-Beta comes from, how it forms into plaques and eventually causes brain cell death. However, ever since the first mention of […]

The Mad Book Chapter 14

Are these two causes related? In the last chapter, I explained the Seven Stages of Dementia. I was diagnosed with Dementia but never told what Stage? Do you know what Stage you are in? As I said in the last chapter, I would be in a different place […]

The Mad Book Chapter 12

They don’t come to you! You or those around you notice that something is not the same. You know best, and this is the time to have concern and a time to act! The signs and symptoms of so-called dementia, what I think is better known as neural […]

The Mad Book Chapter 11

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome It is a chronic memory disorder caused by the deficiency of thiamine, vitamin B1, which helps brain cells produce energy from sugar. When the level of thiamine falls too low, brain cells will not generate enough energy to work correctly. The most common cause of this […]