Saturday, March 29, 2008

Out smarting the killer

Since being diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia two years ago, I have made some changes to my life. I alluded to them in the previous post. For the sake of others living and loving every second of life left, here's my list of changes. As always, take what works and leave the rest! As we say in the hiking world, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)
  1. Embrace life. Yes, the illness is fatal, but you're not dead yet! LIVE
  2. Eliminate stress, simplify your environment
  3. Eliminate High Fructose Corn syrup (glucose fructose) from diet
  4. Eliminate artificial sweeteners (even Splenda) from diet
  5. Eliminate plastic containers for cooking and drinking (try this cool new bottle!)
  6. increase cayenne pepper and turmeric in daily meals, eat whole foods, local when possible
  7. exercise daily or as often as possible
  8. Lose nasty people, negative-energy-sucking "friends" and chronic "worriers"
  9. laugh, hug and love the ones who remain in the inner sanctum
  10. Aricept 10 mg
  11. Namenda 5 mg BID
  12. B12 1000 mcg, B6 100 mg, Melatonin 3mg, Gingo Biloba 120 mg, Gotu Kola 475 mg, Lecithin 1200 mg, Fish Oil 1000 mg (I buy online from Vitacost, great prices)
  13. Daily alcoholic drink, red wine, margarita, etc. (you may like chocolate better!)
  14. ROUTINE, make one and keep one.
  15. Support of like minded people. Join DASN and meet for daily chats, emails etc

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