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by Jim
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 77

Re: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?

I detect a tone of sarcasm in you.

Look, I’m sorry that I hold a perspective not in line with your own. But this is a forum and we are free to express our views openly.
by Jim
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 77

Re: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?

Presumably I live on the same planet as you do. It is indeed extremely unlikely to begin a medical career in your 60/70s. But my point stands, it’s not unheard of people to occupy themselves with new studies after their retirement. Sometimes, not often perhaps some get to utilise those new gain skil...
by Jim
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 77

Re: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?

I'm already aware of this. No new career should be embarked upon in your mid 60's. That's my point. How do you explain dyspraxia to a family who doesn't understand something that simple, that basic????? Yet some people do and succeed. Your point may be correct for you... it may not be for everyone.
by Jim
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 77

Re: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?

yeah, but I don't. I consider it to be ridiculous. Who embarks upon a new career at age 63? so, if they don't get something as simple as this, how could they get something far more complex? It’d be unusual perhaps. But it’s not unheard of for people who’ve retired or ended a career to go back into ...
by Jim
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I have dyspraxia and I struggle with maths
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: I have dyspraxia and I struggle with maths

I think most people struggle with maths but Tom raises a good suggestion with dyscalculia. That’s a bit like dyslexia for numbers. Maybe you could devise some kind of sheet/tool which you could refer to to help with basic formulas and mathematical concepts. I remember taking the extra support lesson...
by Jim
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 20
Views: 2104

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

She’s a convienent scapegoat due to her position as prime minister. But it’s really not her fault. It was only ever going to be a losing battle and she did actually vote to remain at the referendum. It’s just that in her mind she’s committed to honouring the result. Which is a nonsense as it’s ever ...
by Jim
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Piano/Anxiety Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Piano/Anxiety Tips

I have no musical ability at all... but if things go wrong you could borrow a line from Eric Morecombe “I am playing all of the right notes.. but not nessacarily in the correct order”.
by Jim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Chopping and peeling
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Chopping and peeling

I think with chopping etc it’s just important to concentrate and take your time. It’s not like you have to chop things up at 100mph like a Michelin chef.
by Jim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Is it possible to be dyspraxic and have good handwriting?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Is it possible to be dyspraxic and have good handwriting?

Yes. It is possible to be Dyspraxic and have good handwriting. The list of associated symptoms is not definitive and everyone is different. No two dyspraxics will have the same combination of symptoms. It may well be that your fine motor skills are relatively strong and contribute your good hand wri...
by Jim
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Job in Tesco
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Job in Tesco

You could also consider trying Asda.
by Jim
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Forgot how to boil potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Forgot how to boil potatoes

We get good at retrieving situations. Aye there is that. I attempted to make aranchi the other week... only I did a typically blokey thing and decided not consult any recipes. Anyway mid way through cooking I decided that the rice was never going to get stodgy enough to form into balls... so I salv...
by Jim
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Daily living
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Daily living

There could be a level of depression in there... which could go some small way to explaining a lack of motivation to look after himself.
by Jim
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Work
Topic: The Dreaded Team Building Exercise!
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: The Dreaded Team Building Exercise!

I think many people dread so called team building exercises. Especially the really daft physical exercises which don’t really prove anything and risk breaking teams as much as building them as people’s natural competitiveness often comes to the fore. I recently had team away day. But it was all offi...
by Jim
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Could dyspraxia be caused by stress?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Could dyspraxia be caused by stress?

It’s incredibly difficult to know as Dyspraxia is very wide ranging but I suspect Dyspraxia shapes stress... more than stress shapes Dyspraxia.
by Jim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

I can’t swim. For me, swimming is one of the few things which I’ve never been able to successfully learn to do. Oh, I can flail my arms and legs around in a vague approximation of swimming but after a couple of strokes my swimming has magically switched to unintentional scuba diving and/or drowning ...