Monday, March 28, 2011

Compensation for Missing Brain Cells

I do think that my husband with his Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's compensates well. I do think that Joe with his Frontal Lobe Dementia and Alzheimer's compensates well. Joe blogs and testifies in court.  Both men are fighting. They have got to be using brain cells from somewhere. I would like to see the researchers follow both men around.
A new article from the Alzheimer's Weekly hints at compensation. Use healthy brain cells to compensate, it reads here.

My husband puts up signs so he can help determine which bin is for newspapers and which is for glass and plastic. He takes notes on what the day holds and checks with the calendar. He thinks ahead about our camping and how the camping electrical circuits can be fixed. He recalls good times with Jake and Sally and wants to know when we will see them again. "When are we going to Disney", he wants to know.

God bless our sweethearts!

Carol

4 comments:

karen said...

Joe is just amazing. And your husband too. They are both so much differant than mom. We just got her diagnosed so late. Thank goodness you did early.

Lynn said...

With Joe you need to dump him on his head an shake the half a brain cell he has left to get it to start working.

NewKidontheBlogg said...

Lynn,

Good to get your side of things. It's not easy, is it! Then our husbands can get so frustrated with life and get mad at us and we have to keep our cool about their lack of motivation.

Take care.
Carol

Sparrow's Ramblings said...

Just wanted to say hello. I watched the documentary on HBO and felt compelled to find this blog. I've officially read almost every post now..
Thanks for sharing your lives, your hardships, your joys and struggles.
Joe, you are an amazing person! Even when you say you feel muddled, you come across with a clarity that is inspiring.