I have just figured out something in my life, that many of you who are also dealing with a dementia issue may have already known. That is, the stress of dealing with the reaction of others, to my disease, is causing me great difficulties. I honestly just figured this out in the last few moments. And, honestly, I don't know what to do with it or about it. I see a number of reactions to my condition, especially since it is becoming more apparent to everyone, that I am progressing more and more. I see anger, disbelief, disapproval, sympathy, sadness, horror, and even shock. One day, not to very long ago, we were in a restaurant, and as is now the process, Linda was ordering for me. The waitress was very disapproving of this arrangement. I guess she did not know what was going on, but she was really shocked. Some people talk louder to me. I guess they think I can't hear them or maybe I forgot HOW to hear! Trust me, I can't remember but I hear fairly well in my left ear. My right ear is of little use because of the MK 42 5"/54 Naval Gun.
However, I am writing this to ask for some input from those of you who read this Blog and are dealing with the same issues. Am I being over sensitive? Or do you see the same things also. I will also ask the EASE support group people also.
Thanks for your help.