A few pictures of some crochet projects I’ve completed.
I finally finished this throw over this past summer. I started it last summer but I had too many problems with shaking to finish it.
Peaceful Pastels Afghan
This one was from a kit which I made several years ago while I was still working.
So far, all of my neurologists have encouraged me to do as many hand made crafts as possible. All types….knitting, crochet and others. Counted cross stitch is a little hard on the eyes.
Louise Morse made this comment:
Submitted on 2009/08/17 at 4:08am
This is such a helpful blog. You’re probably helping more people with this than you would be if you were back in work!
I love your warmth…
I haven’t come across testosterone replacement therapy before, certainly not here in the UK, as part of treatment for LBD.
Is it common there, in the States?
Hospitalization for evaluation doesn’t happen here. Is it standard in the States? When was that – perhaps things have changed?
Hope you have a lovely day, today. I’m plowing on with my follow up book. There have been so many changes for the better in the two years since I wrote the first one! Positive changes. God is good.
Louise……………..to the best of my knowledge, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is not a standard treatment for LBD. I believe it is given on a case by case basis. During my evaluation at UCSF, they did a testosterone blood level and found it to be almost negligible. So I now take the Androderm patch daily. For me, I feel an increased sense of well being, increased energy, better mood and an overall cognitive improvement.
I’ve often wondered if many males with dementia would benefit from TRT since it does enhance cognitive functions, lift the depression which they didn’t know they have, and to make them feel alive again. We all know that testosterone levels are very low in the majority of men in the age range with dementia.