Over the last few days I have learned and demonstrated that my social filters no longer work like they used too. I looked at the Lewy Body Dementia Association web sight and it is a documented symptom. I know my Neurologist will say; I was expecting this! She said the same thing when I acted out a dream in my sleep and punched my wife in the head! The fact is, parts of my brain are malfunctioning due to the effects of this disease. Just like my problems with memory, my brain is showing more and more effects of Lewy Body Dementia. While I am concerned about this, I am not upset because I know it is a normal part of LBD. However, people that I interact with don't understand this fact. I have thought that maybe, I should buy a T-shirt that says; The person wearing this shirt has Dementia! Or, the person wearing this shirt is subject to loud, emotional outbursts for no apparent reason! I can't wait to see the look on someones face when they see that T-shirt on me.
I am not making excuses for my actions, but I am asking for understanding. Loosing my temper is wrong, but there are mitigating circumstances. So, I continually work on my emotional actions and pray that I will be civil, courteous, and polite to everyone I come in contact with.