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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Extroverts have Less Cognitive Decline?

Posted: 11 Apr 2022, 5:03 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 302


My husband's Alzheimer's doctor said the single best type of brain exercise is socializing. So it might not be the personality trait of extroversion protects against cognitive decline, but the tendency to have more socializing is the secret medicine. If so, you can still be good if you force your in...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I’m going get kicked out of my apartment

Posted: 29 Jan 2022, 4:12 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,386


That's very nice of you, Goldfish.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do therapists treat you better if you're successful in life?

Posted: 27 Dec 2021, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 3,716


Acronym that helps you predict who will do well in psychotherapy: Y.A.V.I.S.

Stands for young, attractive, verbal, intelligent, and successful.

Seems kinda unfair. These people will do well in everything.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Alzheimer's-like Memory Problems During Childhood

Posted: 27 Dec 2021, 8:41 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,158


When I was a child (like before age 12), I had constant memory problems. Namely, forgetting what I ate at breakfast that day, or forgetting what I wanted to say just minutes ago. Which made my parents always angry with me. Being a curious, knowledge-seeking aspie, and wanting to keep earning their ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: my sister matriculated to the next world.

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 1,210


auntblabby wrote:
i found my older sister dead today when i visited her house. this was something i dreaded for a while now. presently her house is full of sad folks. i feel alone. i am "the only one" of us left, as both brothers live far away and won't visit. i am adrift.

I'm very sorry for your loss.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Apartment drama/hypocrisy

Posted: 25 Oct 2021, 11:35 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 188


Angnix wrote:
This reminds me when I lived in my last apartment when I had the water leak that I only got fixed after calling the health department on their ass...

I'm not standing anymore for apartment manager abuse or violating my rights!

Good for you! Happy to hear you say this!

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I’m Depressed

 Post subject: Re: I’m Depressed
Posted: 25 Oct 2021, 11:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 389


I'm sorry you are having such a hard time, Kitty. We have had a lot of dark, gray days the past week, but every time the sun peeks through it pleases me very much. Are you opening your drapes or shades to get sunshine? A lot of times people develop Vitamin D deficiency if they don't go out much. Nex...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can dogs know that someone has autism?

Posted: 22 Oct 2021, 10:06 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,545


I understand well trained "emotional support" animals can sense when their human is about to have an anxiety attack, or in other cases a seizure, go over to the human and sit near them, calming the human. I find this absolutely remarkable.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Covid....

 Post subject: Re: Covid....
Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 10:31 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 414


Sorry you are struggling, but it seems the worst symptoms are mental ones, cabin fever, etc. You'll be ok. Call Amazon's customer service, in a patient tone of voice explain what happened to you and why you need home delivery, as well as EBT recharge or just send you the order again and agree they c...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Broke down crying at dentist's office

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 2:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 322


I've had deep scaling before and it wasn't that bad. Call around to several places for a quote, and ask if they have a payment plan. Letting your teeth go 4 years without a dental visit is a bad idea. If you get your teeth done regularly, it isn't too traumatic. Also, it helps to know the staff by n...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I bought my car today

 Post subject: Re: I bought my car today
Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 12:02 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 187


Congratulations! Do you have a "handicap" sticker? (you probably do---just thought I'd ask). You definitely deserve to splurge after all you've been through. Is your husband still able to drive? I have handicap plates. My husband gave up driving about 3 or 4 years ago and surrendered his ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I'll always be a social reject

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 11:59 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 803


I come a little late to this conversation, but I wanted to tell you, firemonkey, that I have always liked you and read your posts with interest (except during those intervals when I wasn't participating here at all). You have always struck me as a kind person who hurts no one, which is far more than...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I bought my car today

 Post subject: Re: I bought my car today
Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 11:49 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 187


Make/model? Car ppl are always curious. And whether new or old, $500, $5,000, or $50,000 - congrats! New to you cars are always something to celebrate. Have a piece of cake or something. 8) My brothers ex-MIL needed a newer vehicle that could accommodate her scooter she sometimes uses due to MS. Th...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I bought my car today

 Post subject: Re: I bought my car today
Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 11:42 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 187


Very nice. What colour is it? Red, and I had to pay extra for it. I said to the salesman (a nice man I have dealt with before), "This is the last car I will ever buy*, and it might as well be RED!" * I'm in my late 60s. I tend to keep a car a long time... by the time this one is used up, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tips for functioning in a job

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 10:36 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 444


Monitor your own internal state. Do NOT let them force you to work right through your breaks or lunch. You need those times for yourself.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many of you have diagnoses of ASD &schizophrenia?

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 10:30 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 482


To some extend, diagnoses seem somewhat arbitrary between different psychologists. Is it possible for one shrink to say, "I think you have PTSD," and another to say, "I think you have depression." for example ? I ask, because I'm seeing a shrink, hoping to get my foot in the doo...
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