I wrote a children’s book The Queen the Bear and the Bumblebee
which is an epic piece of poetry that takes me at least six minutes to recite. I’ve done it so often over the years that I can now do it backwards in my sleep. Often when I speak I’ll recite it and for me it’s become a memory test.
It began when I got on the elevator several days ago and noticed a sign for a seminar on dementia
in the neighbourhood. As I waited for the elevator I started to wonder how one would know if dementia was
beginning? It played on my mind for awhile until I finally decided that if one was drifting towards dementia you’d make a mistake, a big obvious mistake that would indicate your mind was slipping.