Dementia And How Injury Can Affect It

Lois, a 92 year lady fell and hit her cheek and her eye on an end table. Her eye requires surgery and we do not know if she will regain sight in this eye. Lois is now hallucinating and seeing things across the room that aren’t there.

It is quite frequent for her to see a man sitting in a chair across from her, but there is no one there. She sees a paper towel on the floor and feels the need to pick it up, but there is nothing there.

Her doctor has concluded that one of the eye drops she receives is building up in her system and causing the hallucinations. Soon hopefully her sight will be restored and her hallucinations will disappear.

Have a wonderful day!

kris

Facebook-My Thoughts

Facebook:  the face of today. How would we connect with her friends and relatives those we care most about without Facebook? I am not anti-Facebook rather pro Facebook. I think that over the years people have become disconnected from family members and friends in a busy lives so phones and modern technology. The year is where we used to go visit each other to communicate even and have a good time seem to be gone. As a child I distinctly remember going to visit friends of my parents every Sunday night and going there for supper. My sister and I would play battleship with their son. I remember having so much fun every Sunday. I remember playing kickball and have potato in our large backyard. All the neighbor kids would gather and we play until dark or until mom yelled at us to come in the house.  I realize I am dating myself here and for me that’s not a problem. I am 43 years old and divorced and living the single life.

I believe Facebook can be a good thing for teens and young adults as well as adults. It allows people to share photos and memories as well as communicate. People don’t pick up the phone like they used to and talk they simply don’t have the time so Facebook pics that time elemental way and allows them to communicate better. I am at one of the people who are guilty of not picking up the phone because I don’t want to be on the phone for a long time. There simply too much to do too much to get done and not enough time to do it or so it seems.

I know there are opponents of Facebook out there. I am sure they have valid points as well. I believe that some communication and anyway is better than no communication at all I guess that’s why I’m pro-Facebook.

Have an awsome day!

kris

Stress

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger—whether it’s real or imagined—the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” reaction, or the stress response.

The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life—giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident.

The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work, sharpens your concentration when you’re attempting the game-winning free throw, or drives you to study for an exam when you’d rather be watching TV.

It’s important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. The most dangerous thing about stress is how easily it can creep up on you. You get used to it. It starts to feel familiar, even normal. You don’t notice how much it’s affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll.

The signs and symptoms of stress overload can be almost anything. Stress affects the mind, body, and behavior in many ways, and everyone experiences stress differently. Not only can overwhelming stress lead to serious mental and physical health problems, it can also take a toll on your relationships at home, work, and school.

Some ways to deal with stress include: taking a short power nap, eating a favorite food as a stress food, talking to someone you can trust and any other way you can think of that has worked for you in the past.

With tax season coming up, it is common to be stressed, whether you are getting tax money back which is a positive response to stress. Or you will need to pay the government taxes, which can be stressful.

Staying inside and not going anywhere can lead to cabin fever thus creating more stress. I make at least one phone call a day to a friend or relative to keep in touch and this seems to reduce my stress level and keep me in touch with the outside world.

Have a great day! And remember not to stress too much!
Kris

Man’s Best Friend: So True

I have always heard it said that dogs are man ‘a best friend.  Have you found this to be true?

I have had several dogs and they were my best friend. But, until the last dog I had, I didn’t realize how smart dogs can be as well as protective of their owners.

We had a fawn colored (like the deer) Pit Bull.  She was not only graceful and beautiful, she truly was my best friend and protector.  Smart as a whip and gentle as can be, she was a wonderful dog. Prior to her arriving at

our door she had been abused and would duck if anything was above her head, thinking she was going to get hit. This mad me sad, but little by little, she learned to trust again which I thank The Lord for.

Her name was Diamond and she was dropped off at our door in a kennel with food on top with a note that said, “This is Diamond, she’s yours.”

So we began a journey with Diamond.

She loved us and protected us.

She was man’s best friend!

Have a great day!

Kris

Peace Instead of Violence: It ‘s Possible

Over the past week I have really been following the unrest in France and what CNN is referring to as possible terrorists attacks. While I know this is a controversial subject, I feel the need to write about it.

The Hebdo Ad Agency/magazine had it’s building started on fire in 2011, due to it’s cartoons depicting public political figures in ways sure to cause unrest among the culture it is mocking, which varies from cartoon to cartoon. I guess the one that sticks in my head the most is the mocking of the Muslim politicians. My question is: Why, when the building was set on fire in 2011, are we

in 2014 seeing advertising that could once again ignite harmful things which it has, including killing people? Didn’t they learn in 2011 that violence comes from their cartoons and angers people of other cultures.

The main question I ponder is: What is the ad agency gaining by insulting other cultures and risking violence and terrorism? Sure, anyone in business wants to make money, but isn’t there a better way to do so?

We now have many people dead, a city that is in major unrest and acts of terrorism abound. Is it really that important to mock those of other cultures just to make money? My answer is: I don’t think so! I think it is time for France as well as all countries (including our own) to take a good look at obtaining some peace instead of violence. What do you think?

Have a peaceful day!

Kris

Good Ole’ Winter Weather

As I write, I hear huge gusts of wind outside my window that are up to 18 mph. I am most definitely in Southwest Wisconsin. At the moment we are experiencing temperatures of zero degrees with a wind chill of -20 degrees.

Some of my friends and neighbors mentioned earlier in the season that we might be in for a lot of cold and snow in January and February as we only really got hit with one storm in December.

We had a green Christmas with no snow and lots of dry ground. So, I guess the rest of Winter is here. Transportation in vehicles has become difficult the last few days as well as the temperatures have created some difficulty.

I have been inside my home for the last couple of days and am happy to where I am…nice and warm. We are supposed to have a heat wave this next week with temperatures in the upper 20’s. So we shall enjoy that!

Keep warm and have a great day!

Kris

Should I Be Angry God?

I have come into contact with several people who get angry at God when things happen in lives. Situations to numerous to mention seem to cause people to turn and being Greg God when God really has nothing to do with the situation. Custody battles, divorces, loss of a friendship, conflict between family or friends always found to happen regardless of what God wants. God may work through us or through those we lose or

may have some part in the situation, however it is my believe that is not God that makes things happen in our life that are bad. Satan has

such an influence on bad things that happened to us. We love you mineralize let him inch towards us that things are bound to happen.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do believe God challenges is at times with difficult situations that make us stronger eventually. However, I don’t believe God is responsible when very bad things happen, so my belief is no, we should not be angry with God. But instead, attribute many bad happenings to the fact that Satan is at work trying to make us miserable.

What do you think? Should we be mad at God or should we be upset with Satan?

Thank You Lord

Thank you Lord

for each day I awake

healthy and ready to face the world.

Thank you Lord

For The times when I’m lost

you’ve always help me find my way.

Thank you Lord

for sending people to be by my side

when I feel so alone.

Thank you Lord most of all for all that you’ve given me.