I had a very good day today. I got some things done or well on their way to completion and I was feeling accomplished and more on top of things than I have in a few weeks. Tonight, after dinner, I was relaxing in the living room and the telephone began to ring. First a robo call from my Neurologist's office reminding me of an appointment. Then a call from a friend. By then, I was overwhelmed, angry, and overwhelmed. It's not their fault, calling someone at 6 PM is normal, and acceptable. It is me, or more precisely, the Lewy Body Dementia, that causes this reaction.
My wife has noticed a more rapid progression in my memory loss and my lack of ability to deal with people and issues. I get tired easily and she monitors my activities carefully. However, I was doing so well today. But, I should have expected this. I have written before how a good day is always followed by negative issues. Just the same, it was a good day, until this evening, so I should cling to that.
Another issue that is causing me emotional stress is my neighbors. I have always had issues with the people who live above me. It seems that had a football team that practices in their apartment everyday. They stomp around, run the vacuum, and move furniture from 5:30 AM until 11 PM. Now I have new neighbors below me and they like to argue, play their television loud and make the building shake by dropping heavy things! I am surrounded by inconsiderate morons! This is supposed to be a quiet, over 55, apartment complex. Instead, there are more adult children moving in with their parents because they cannot provide for themselves. Some even bring small children. I might as well get an apartment in an amusement park. It would be quieter!
OK, I am venting. But the facts remain the facts and I am experiencing emotional issues because of all of this. Maybe I need calmer quarters! Maybe they need to be more respectful. We will see. It used to be that only BIG things bothered me. Now, I am overwhelmed by the small things. Lewy Body Dementia is working it's old magic I think!