Daily Dementia Dose: Change Your Words, You Change Your World

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Daily Dementia Dose: Change Your Words, You Change Your World

Today, I’m thankful for our vehicles, our cars, I am going to take it to Walmart to get the oil changed.

I’m still thankful for it because we have a vehicle to drive to and from work.

Number two that I am grateful for is my kids and number three is Walmart.

That attitude of gratitude is very important.

The other day, I went to a nursing home and saw a patient.

She was complaining about her life, she was complaining about everything. That she was so weak right now and she just had a surgery.

When I did my special test and manual muscle testing, and testing all those physical therapy tests, she was actually not weak. She was just saying that she was weak.

I told her to change her words. I asked her to tell me how strong she is. She told me that she was just weak.

And I told her a bible verse – “Let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich.”

I came from a poor country. Do I look like poor to you?

So even though you are weak, don’t say that you are weak. Tell yourself you’re strong.

Because if you keep saying a good, positive word, then you’ll get good, positive results.

Our words are just like seeds, you get what you plant. If you plant an apple seed, you get an apple tree.

If you plant positive words, outside or in your heart, and put water on it, and fertilize it, and put some sunshine and smile on it, then you’ll get positive results.

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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