Because I have REM Behavior Disorder, there is a distinct possibly that I may go on to develop some type of dementia (Alzheimer's, Lewy Body Dementia, etc.). I already understand that I will not be able to be independent nor be a care provider as I am now. I know that I will not be able to drive or hold down a job. But what will I be able to do? WIll I be able to read? Could I enjoy my music? Could I at least watch TV?
I have been given an insight as to how I may experience things in general by way of a dream; that is, I posed the question to myself, "What will it be like to be demented?"; and my subconscious answered me through a dream. Although the experience was not pleasant, I am grateful for the insight.
Nonetheless, I want to face this change in my life armed with as much knowledge as possible. Ideally, I would want information from dementia patients themselves... but I understand that that is not really possible, given their detachment from reality. So I will have to settle for the experiences of their care-givers.
Whatever you can share will be appreciated.