Never Give Up

My friend Annie is my walking buddy. Although I do walk alone, just recently its nicer to have a partner. So we go for weekly walks if time allows. We both like woods and fields and round here we are surrounded so lucky.

We went for a walk a couple of weeks ago and saw all these wonderful trees. Although it was quite icy to begin with, it soon melted. We walked for 5 and a half miles, so pleased. It was nice to get fresh air in my lungs. I do use a walking pole as can get a little unsteady on my pins at times.

Something happened on that walk that bemused me and I’m sure when I share it, you will think, what?!?! Lol

We went across this field and came to a stile which we had to climb over. But I couldn’t remember how to do it. I got one leg over, but i couldn’t remember what to do with the other leg!!!

It’s ridiculous, isn’t it? I looked at Annie and told her that I didn’t know how to go over. So in the end, I just sat on the fence as if i was on a horse, and put the leg straight in front off me and put it over that way with the other leg. I remember that happening a couple of years ago when I was out with my nan and she had to patiently tell me how to get over and where to put my feet etc.

I find the brain complex when I want to do things that I’ve done in the past, but can’t figure out how to. It’s frustrating to be honest. There are always ways to do something, it might not be the right way what others may do, but i dont care now. If it works for me in a haphazard way, so be it.

Sometimes i hear, “” that’s a strange way of doing things” or “well i wouldn’t do it that way” but our brain works in different ways, especially when we have dementia or another condition. We adapt the best way we can and work with what we have.

Author: tracey28

I was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer's Disease and Posterior Cortical Atrophy in December 2015. I cope with having this by being optimistic and positive, and by being vocal about dementia. Its not a case of it being shoved under the carpet or not being spoke about like it used to. How else can we learn if not open about it. I do a variety of things to get out there and keep my brain active which is the most important thing. This is what I am going to share with you, my poems, positivity, etc. It doesn't have to be doom and gloom when you have a long term condition.

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