Today I am learning how to use Twitter. Whilst dementia may have some of my memory it does not have my ability to learn new skills. But I have to do that differently. Once upon a time I would have listened, taken it in and then walked away and remembered what I was being told. Not now but I have developed strategies and here are my top tips on how. I write in my trusted notebook step by step. I use symbols and highlighters and write in a way that makes sense to me, it may not make sense to anyone else but that doesn’t matter.
I believe it is so important that I can communicate at all levels and hence my desire to get involved with Twitter, I don’t want to get left behind. My emails, my tweets, my notes in my notebook are my memory and I want to keep hold of them.
Using technology can help open up the world to me. There is a community out there and using Twitter will help me access that world. I don’t have to feel lonely when I am communicating.
If you are also living with dementia then embrace new skills and technology. Get involved with as many different groups as possible. If you don’t know how to access emails, Twitter then ask for help. There will always be someone out there who will help you.
This is the start of my adventure on Twitter. Happy twittering