Dementia is a difficult disease to manage, Trust me. Before I was affected by LBD, I was a hot head! I could reduce most people to a puddle of tears just with my yelling. Then, if that did not accomplish what I wanted, I could move on to more violent measures. Back, before LBD, I could turn on and turn off my anger. But, with the onset of LBD, I must control myself, all the time!
You may remember that back in Virginia, I got aggravated with a family moving into our retirement apartments and I lost my temper, BIG TIME!! I was ready and willing to fight, anyone or all of them at once. Then, I went over and verbally assaulted the management staff!
Needless say, I learned then that I cannot let my emotions dictate how I act. Why, because, with dementia, the authorities are more than likely going to place me somewhere that I cannot hurt myself or someone else. So, I now take extraordinary measures to control my emotions.
For instance, I seldom watch the news. Why? You know why. I do not read political news on the Internet. And I seldom discuss the state of our country with others. No, I prefer to live in my world. It is safer for me and those around me.
I realize some of you may be cringing right now. But, I believe I am being responsible.