Just “Google It” helps me maintain quite a bit of my independence. I still remember the strategies to pull facts, entertainment, social contacts, history, news, and my own writings out of the composite global memory on the Internet.
This is quite different from the experience my mother and grandfather had as their cognitive capacity disintegrated.
How I developed the mind map. It took me about 34 minutes and the video is time-lapsed so that 8 minutes of elapsed time = 1 minute of running of time.
The final map in two variations.
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Let’s do this together.
This is Part 11 of a series of blog posts in which I show a video of the development of the mind map and then the final map. Do access earlier posts (each of which has a different video and issue addressed), please click on a link below.