Category: Dementia Related Post

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

The Mad Book Chapter 10

The list continues… Vascular DementiaThe second most common cause of neural decline, but it only accounts for about 10% of all cases. What does this mean: Vascular: The vascular system, also called the circulatory system, comprises the arteries and veins that carry blood, delivering oxygen and nutrients to […]

The Mad Book Chapter 9

Trying to develop a meaningful list of illnesses grouped under the term Dementia hasn’t been as easy as I hoped! The single biggest problem is finding clarity! The clarity in what the illness is?The clarity in the diagnosis of the illness?The clarity of treatment of the illness? So, […]

Can You Use My Challenge?

I’m unable to raise funds for any cause because of my situation, but I would be more than happy for anyone to use my Song a Day Challenge to do so! I’ve learnt, sung and recorded 180 songs so far this year, and I’ll be learning, singing and […]

Six Months Gone! Six Months to Go!

I can’t get over how quick the time has gone! I decided on this, singing a song every day, after reading some research on how music and predominantly singing, appears to be the only activity that works every part of the brain. Therefore, knowing that exercising the brain, […]

Stop Heading the Ball!

I watched BBC Click, on which they report how footballers are three and a half time more likely to develop neural decline in later life. They suggest that the reason is due to heading a ball! This raises a few questions. What has happened in the footballers’ life […]

The Mad Book Chapter 8

So far, I’ve tried to put my case that, Dementia is not Dementia! It’s not about being mad, out of one’s mind, or possessed by demons. We are talking about, and living with, the effects of our brains slowly dying. As more and more brain cells die, more […]

The Mad Book Chapter 7

The Medical profession likes to categorise everything. I suppose they have to. When you first walk into a doctor’s surgery, they have no idea, and the game begins. Do you remember the game, ‘Guess Who?’ where you had to guess the person’s identity by eliminating the things that […]

If you forget, this can happen!

I’ve been slowly coming off Risperidone. After several months, I’m on the second week of not taking any! However, I’m still getting the Risperidone in my monthly medication. My medication comes in a blister pack, so all the tablets are together and ready to take morning, afternoon and […]

Mad Book Chapter 6

In Chapter 1, I highlighted the ten facts of Dementia stated by the World Health Organisation. It starts by telling us this: Dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to […]