Can I make a suggestion to all seniors?
Please learn to do something new. NOW! DON'T WAIT! Learn a new game on the computer. ("Eight down solitaire" is great and takes a lot of thinking. ) Learn a new language. Try a new recipe. Start reconciling the bank statement. Don't give this chore to your spouse. Do it together. Pay the bills together. Why am I telling you this?
On Dec. 24, Christmas eve, my precious husband passed away from dementia.
He hated paying bills or using the check register and would procrastinate until I got annoyed and did these myself. I made the phone calls, the doctor appointments and so on. I made it too easy for him. I BELIEVE THIS IS WHY HE GOT DEMENTIA. He wasn't using his brain. Please , please, it can't hurt to do these things....even if I'm wrong about the reason.
I've used this site for many months before my Paul passed away. Dementia is dreadful and too many of us know it. I want you and your loved ones to be well.
God bless you all.