Sunshine & Brain Improvement News

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I went to the doctor’s office today for my every 2 year computer testing.

We did the baseline in 2012.

Then again in 2014 where I noticeably improved which changed my diagnosis from Alzheimers [which runs in my maternal family] to Vascular Dementia.

The Doctor thinks I had several TIA strokes – the brain MRI we did in 2012 showed NO DAMAGE which was a good sign 🙂

Then in 2016 we did it again and it was pretty consistent with 2014 & looking pretty stable for me overall.

I go see my doctor every 6 months and I have a social worker who comes to see me .. generally .. twice a month.

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my brain started re-wiring itself between 2016 to 2018

2018 – I did the testing again today and the results are not consistent with the first 3 years .. my memory has improved significantly for one thing .. tho my executive function [decision making] & attention are waaaay down now – this is where I need to focus improving the next couple years 🙂

I took the sky picture from my deck – I originally noticed those clouds while driving home and they brought a lot of joy & awe to me to go with my quiet happiness that I now have proof that I am getting better 🙂 and that it is not my imagination!

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Barbara Burns

Senior Citizen / Artist working in watercolor, inks, digital pixels & fabric dyes with silk. I also have Vascular Dementia and am not able to work outside the home in the corporate world now. I started reading tarot cards as a very young child - a neighbor taught me when I was about 5 to 7 years of age. I started reading Oracle cards in my 30's.
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