Friday 3rd April 2020
🦠🦠 Day 11 Lockdown 🦠🦠
Woke with the aftermath of the headache I had yesterday, it’s like it’s just lingering slightly ready to make an appearance if I over do things, so less time on social media and iPad today or I may aggravate.
I also keep seeing strange little bruises appearing mainly on my arms, perfect little circles
Haven’t a clue how they get there or what is causing them, total mystery
I quickly check Twitter and Facebook then out for my morning walk, again the police are sat on the prom car park in their police van watching as people turn up in cars. This really unnerves me and makes me feel like I am doing something wrong. I walk down the prom to the cafe which is closed because of the lockdown, seeing a couple out for their morning walk on my way , we keep a distance but say good morning with a smile 😊 When this happens it so brightens my day 😊 just having eye contact with a real person that acknowledges you feels great. So many people are not speaking and not making eye contact at the moment it’s as if they are scared to because of the virus.
Toby and Charlie keeping watch
Back home I need to keep off my iPad so I clean the bathroom and the kitchen, that will keep me away from social media and staring at a computer screen.
Well the cleaning takes me all morning …I am definitely not as quick as I used to be as I do get so distracted along the way. The important thing is I am still able to get things done at my own pace 😊
The thing with dementia which I am learning the hard way to take things slowly… not to push myself and be kind to me 😊 The headaches are the worst for me as they do stop me from carrying on when they get bad with the awful feeling of being unbalanced which is like being on rough seas which can make me feel nauseous sometimes. So yesterday after the zoom meeting I did very little.
I have used my iPad for shorter periods of times with longer breaks in between today so not to aggravate my headache which has seemed to help.
I only had 1 Zoom meeting today, not as many people so a lot easer to cope with and easier on my brain 😊 I enjoyed the meeting a great deal. Met more new people today 😊
I am lucky I am be able to use technology whilst in my dementia world, joining groups and everyone sharing tips on how to cope, exchanging tips on new hobbies…some of which where very interesting indeed.
Such wonderful people 😊 I have been so very fortunate to meet whilst in lockdown & on my dementia journey
Living well with dementia and learning new things all the time 😊
Trying to remember, that’s the problem 😊