I don’t think about it every day, but I never want to end up like my father. I tell anybody who will listen that should I start showing signs of dementia to “Just shoot me now.”
Having said that, I try to keep my mind active.
I play my mandolin 15 to 20 minutes a day and I try to learn how to play a new song every week. I figure if I can remember where my fingers go, then my mind is OK.
I read somewhere that reading every day, especially words in print, keeps your mind active, so I read every day partly for that reason, but mainly because I really enjoy it.
I think being a writer also keeps my mind active. It’s a challenge to up with new ideas for this blog, for my column and even on Facebook.
Now I realize some of what I’ve said here I’ve said before. If I had the beginnings of Alzheimer’s, I wouldn’t realize it. Just saying.
Unless I forget, I’ll be back here on Thursday.
(Photo was taken by my daughter. I think. Yeah, I’m pretty sure of that)