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I should have warned you.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:59 PM (0 replies)
Note: This list is for information only and not a substitute for a consultation with a qualified professional.
____1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially
in the early stages, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or
events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or
electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's typical?
Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.
____2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Some people may experience changes in their
ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar
recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do
things than they did before. What's typical? Making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook.
____3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure. People with Alzheimer’s
often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar
location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game. What’s typical?
Occasionally needing help to use the settings on a microwave or to record a television show.
____4. Confusion with time or place. People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the
passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately.
Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. What's typical? Getting confused
about the day of the week but figuring it out later.
____5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision
problems is a sign of Alzheimer's. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining
color or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room.
They may not recognize their own reflection. What's typical? Vision changes related to cataracts.
____6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimer's may have trouble
following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to
continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the
right word or call things by the wrong name (e.g., calling a watch a "hand clock"). What's typical?
Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.
____7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. A person with Alzheimer’s disease
may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find
them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time.
What's typical? Misplacing things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or the remote control.
____8. Decreased or poor judgment. People with Alzheimer's may experience changes in judgment or
decision making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large
amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. What's
typical? Making a bad decision once in a while.
____9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. A person with Alzheimer's may start to remove
themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They may have trouble keeping up with
a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. They may also avoid being social
because of the changes they have experienced. What's typical? Sometimes feeling weary of work,
family and social obligations.
____10. Changes in mood and personality. The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer's can
change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset
at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone. What's typical?
Developing very specific ways of doing things and becoming irritable when a routine is disrupted.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:44 PM (1 replies)
The CONCEPT of male privilege is the term I am using for the assumptive notion that certain individuals are the controllers of all of the rest of us due to their mostly imagined superiority and their fear of losing control. I am borrowing the term from the Wheel of Domestic Violence in the post.
If you will take a look at the section of the pie "using male privilege" within which are these statements: treating her like a servant, making all the big decisions, acting like the master of the castle, being the one to define men's and women's roles.
Consider them as translations: enslaving us, ruling from the top down with deprecation, claiming autonomous leadership and setting all of the rules.
Now consider that you have now been placed into the category of "other" which means you have become the slave, anything you say is regarded with contempt, I as ruler aka the one believing in the "concept of male* privilege" don't listen to you period and if I as ruler decide you must (_____) so be it. This forms my perfect world as the abuser, which I am suggesting is the underlying conceptual dream of those with only their desires, interests, survival and needs in mind. An ideal which is less than benevolent and more the world of the sociopath than not.
Keeping this concept in mind, look at all of the bolden titles in each pie piece.
If you think I have extended the reach of the concept too far you may not have had a personal experience with this abuse nor see yourself at risk or are just playing Devil's Advocate for the sake of debate. I respect that. By educating one's self about the behaviors of the abuser one is less likely to be victimized.
It is a cautionary message and a message of the value of collective bargaining. When this place we live on stops being a Man's World I may modify my language. For now it stays: The Concept of Male Privilege and as long as someone believes in it as an entitlement, as a birthright and many refute it or refuse to acknowledge it, we are ALL at risk of being victims. Believe me when I tell you I wish this was not the reality. Thank you for pondering my ideas. Peace. lmsp
*rich, intellectually superior, Republican, the one percent...
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:59 AM (1 replies)
while others "make all the big decisions" and "define our roles" while the young women of today grow up in a society where they continue to be victims of domestic violence at an alarming rate, as the LGBT community gains more freedom and power and when the battles we thought were an win and a "shoe in" are being fought over and over and are at risk of being lost; we the people are being abused. This abuse should be a concept of concern for all of our society's members.
We should start calling those who claim control over our bodies whether male or female bodies, the lawmakers, politician, "fundies" et. al. abusers. Because that is what they are, abusers of life, of trust, of freedom and of anyone not conforming to the 'Privilege' concept.
The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. Warfare is not always overt and obvious. But this one should be. It is Domestic Violence. It equals not only a war against our bodies or a war on women but the use of power and control against ALL PERSONS to subjugate and manipulate them.
The fight for Women's Rights has been and always will be, a fight for human rights and Domestic Violence should be called what it is: war.
If there is no War on Women then why are there protests against women going to war?
Power and control are our most valuable assets. It is time for us to begin seriously defining exactly how these assets manifest themselves, assigning them value and claiming them as rightfully ours.
War is an organized and often prolonged conflict that is carried out by states or other types of parties wishing to form or control states or other types of territories. It is characterised by extreme aggression, economic disintegration and irrationality, social disruption, and usually high mortality. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore is defined as a form of political violence or intervention.
Who Are The Victims?
Who are the Abusers?
Abuse is not an accident. It does not happen because someone was stressed-out, drinking, or using drugs. Abuse is an intentional act that one person uses in a relationship to control the other. Abusers have learned to abuse so that they can get what they want. The abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological.
If you are a teen ...
Hat tip to Playinghardball.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:33 AM (10 replies)
The Politician Hall of Shame. Inductees may look something like...
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:13 PM (5 replies)
Eckhart Tolle - What is meditation
Eckhart Tolle’s video teachings offered not as a means to an end, but reminders directing us to the true source of peace and freedom within ourselves. If we dare to look.
Attention is our most vital tool, for whatever we focus our attention on we strengthen.
Without peace and freedom how can we focus our attention on building a better world? Peace. LMSP
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:10 AM (9 replies)
Seven Day Loop
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:25 PM (0 replies)
Brain-process foundations of deceptive behaviour have become a subject of intensive study both in fundamental and applied neuroscience. Recently, utilization of transcranial magnetic stimulation has enhanced methodological rigour in this research because in addition to correlational studies causal effects of the distinct cortical systems involved can be studied. In these studies, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex has been implied as the brain area involved in deceptive behaviour.
More at link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21807030
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:37 PM (2 replies)