I want you to know that I appreciate you. Whether you found me recently on social media or starting following me when I started writing this blog in January of 2015 (oh, wow, back when I was in my 30s!), I am flattered that you tune in every Monday morning to see what I have to say…even though sometimes it’s just a ramble with little direction and an occasional typo.
I am considering doing some free zoom presentations as a thank you gift for all the encouragement and support you have given me. This is not–at this point–a well-defined idea. In fact, I’m looking for you to shape it. What do you want to hear about? What are common issues you have as people living with dementia and as care partners? What times and days work best? Would you be willing to give me some feedback in the comments?
I can’t please everyone (God knows I’ve tried and failed), but it’d be cool to get an idea of how I could be most helpful.
This is a crazy time. Since my schedule is typically a bit more flexible in summer, I usually do a lot of dementia education presentations in June and July. Obviously, I’ve been grounded a bit this year. In some ways, I feel like my wings have been clipped.
It hasn’t been all bad. I mean, I just bought a stand up paddleboard and I’ve been out on the lake two days in row.
Yet, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss speaking engagements and dementia education sessions. I don’t know when life will get back to normal, but it’s about time I start launching myself back into long-winded and sometimes disjointed monologues about what we are getting wrong regarding dementia.
You gotta get back on that bike, right?
Perhaps planning a series of zoom presentations would fill that void. Tell me what you want to hear about.
I suppose I could put that stand up paddle board in the garage for a day or two.