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This what I tried to do at times over five years when I felt “destroyed” by increasing cognitive impairment.

It helped me. “Looking down?” Try to “look up.” It feels a lot better.

 

DEMENTIA DOES NOT HAVE TO DESTROY YOUR SELF ESTEEN

Try to do some great things, whether small or big. You can feel better. Just saying hello to a stranger or friend or beaming because of the sunny day or being helpful in some small way will make you and others feel better.

Don’t worry about what you lost. Rejoice that you can still help make things better.

On the one end of the scale there is continued communication with family, friends, your own doctors and nurses, social agencies, and your religious congregation and various news services that send out alerts. The angels sing.

On the other hand, there is SPAM. Tons of it. Fraud. Get rich quick scams. Identify theft. Porn. Violence. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Requests for cash for just about every fraudulent charity you can think of. Fake home improvement services. Fake churches. Fake food for fake children. Many of these people are flirting with unpleasant consequences.

Bad people target vulnerable people via email. People with dementia are vulnerable no matter how they look or talk or interact. They tend to trust too much, get distracted by clutter, waste time, and be more sensitive to others in need.

The situation. Some suggested solutions. Get the spam and other filters on the email and make sure they stay there. Greatly limit the amount of email that comes in.

Click on this mind map to expand it.

DEMENTIA AND EMAIL A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN (OR HELL)

The slide presentation splits the mind map up into pieces that might be easier to understand. The slide advance automatically or you can hit the pause button and use the arrow keys to navigate through the presentation manually.

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