Tru here on 30Jun2021.
Crying this morning.
Thought there was no reason for my tears,
but then i realized the tinnitus (ringing in my ears) was so loud i could not hear myself think.
i grew up near Multnomah Falls, and the Lodge restaurant was my first “real” job.
This noise in my head sounds like the roar of a large waterfall;
the confusion overwhelms every other awareness.
My strategy tools of speaking out loud, reminding myself what task i am trying to do, or what i am trying to find … don’t work.
Not all folks with dementia symptoms have tinnitus or other types of auditory hallucinations, but i think it is more prevalent in that population.
Tinnitus has been a problem for me since early in the process of cognitive decline (2004).
It has been discussed with my doctor and i have done plenty of research. including a link at bottom of this article.
No; ear plugs do not help since the source of sound is damage inside the brain.
Ear plugs just make the sound appear even LOUDER !!!
It is a comfort to remember that some days are just really LOUD, and other days are more manageable.
— Gotta keep things in perspective
Thinking Aloud >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2020/02/24/thinking-aloud-short-term-memory/ ;
More info about Tinnitus at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2018/12/11/tinnitus/ ;
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