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Re: Are you taking care of your mental health?

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As a "senior" of many many years. I have always been worried, when I have seen others forget words or even falling into Dementia in their older years. Many years ago, I discover that getting involved in computers sharpened my brain. by making me think is a different manner. 
After years of becoming quite knowledgeable in this area. I also discovered playing computer games, made me exercise  my brain, because of the amount of things that I have to memorize when playing.
I find that I can recall words in a quicker manner that I used to. and when I loose a word. I try to associate it to others so that they "stay" in my brain.

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I like a frequent  written or mental gratitude list.  Aside from moments of beauty and interest in nature , like animals or walk in shade or nice flowers, I recall periods  in my life of  more enjoyable  times. I also enjoy a brief time to recall a person who noted my  prior or recent help or themself were  showing they were appreciative.  We elder citizens , in this bad pandemic time have, for an  unknown time period, given up majority of our established  support net of varied social outings  &  support groups. Movie streaming, reading, some walks in nature great, but fall  short. Our loss is not compensated from New sources, we just suffer loss.

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i live alone, i have no family to think of, i have friends but not the kind to call up, visit ect. so you can see what i have to look forward to. i have no one except god to talk to & that is all i need. i live because what else can i do? i love living alone i hate to have anyone in my house for more than 30 minutes so as you can see i don't need "company" to keep me mentally fit. all i need is GOD & financial assets to live a good life. i'll see my family again some day!

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Stacy, I responded but it posted below. I'm new to this forum and not familiar with how it works yet.

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Stacy, you don't sound good.  What's going on (besides the obvious - the virus)?  Are you talking to anyone, getting out, distracting yourself from those monkeys you mentioned?

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Yes, many from the hard-core MMOP to Uno. I just learned about Settlers of Caatan online. I'm more hard-core so I like games like Skyrim and Division, but my family settles in for Monopoly and D&D on TTS. 

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So these are games you can play on the computer with others? Please explain – I’m not familiar

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Lots of stretching and walking. I find a good book is a great way to forget about all the craziness that’s happening in the world right now. I find a few people to call or text every week and even though they may not be reaching out to me I feel better for making an effort to stay in touch.

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Absolutely not taking care of me. Complete and utter disgust.

Monkeys in my head that "POP UP" has turned into Wack-a-Mole® game.

Is there ever relief?

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