This year my goal is to simplify my life into manage-ability while leaving enough complexity to keep me living inside & outside the box
Sound convoluted and kinda odd? Normal planning thoughts for me.
Most of my multi-tasking days are behind me yet I can still multi-task by focusing on one task at a time with others on my list to be completed or to be in various stages of completion … pen & paper are remarkable tools
On good days I can cope & function very well and keep track of more than one thing while on not so good days I just cannot and must focus on one thing at a time.
I have always lived in a state of confusion but it used to make sense to me because I carved and blazed trails in it more or less … with this cognitive disorder, the confusion over-runs me and my blazed paths more some days than others … that may not necessarily be bad … lol … and it may generate some very interesting paintings once I start digital painting again.
I had an appointment Monday – a lovely lady with our local Alzheimers Association. Since I am in fairly early stages, I decided I need help with a plan for now and for later.
I am still new to the area, I am not familiar with the “mood” of anywhere local and I feel completely overwhelmed trying to sort out where and how to find a place to live within my financial means and not knowing if I need to disclose my issues to a housing place because of wanting them to take my dog along with me.
I feel better about it after talking to her. I have a list now.
One thing she recommended was I talk to the local SD Adult Services & Aging so I called the office here in Sioux Falls and they sent me a local resources brochure.
Another thing on my list is to talk to my doctor at my appointment today about some of my concerns because he is a good resource for me as well as our local Falls Community Health where I go to the doctor. They offer a lot of different services there as well as KNOWING where to refer people for other services that they do not offer.