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I Get It About Caregiving

When one is a full time caregiver in an acute situation… It’s not important if the forks are all in the right drawer slot. Some spoons spill over. It’s not critical to recycle or use everything efficiently. If there’s one … Continue reading

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The Foot-Up View Just Got Better: Holidays and Alzheimer’s

This picture was taken by my minister friend in PA. He’s had some physical issues at Christmas, but what better way to handle it than this? My sister-in-law called on my birthday, always near Thanksgiving, and shared this thought: she … Continue reading

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15 Minutes of Fame on AlzAuthors

https://alzauthors.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/solid-ground/ Thank you Vicki Tapia for sharing my book. Click above to see all authors on this team, 100 strong now! June is Brain Awareness Month. September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. November is Family Caregiver Month. But every day, AlzAuthors … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Authors Unite

Dear Friends, I’ve been invited to share about my work and book along with a team of authors in June, which is designated as Brain Awareness Month. Every month, and every day, I am glad to share my support and … Continue reading

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Music for Anyone

Music is part of everyone’s lives. When I did regular school tours at the Musical Instrument Museum, I’d ask “Who plays a musical instrument?” Many hands went up; violin, guitar, piano, my dad plays drums!…” And then I’d ask “Who … Continue reading

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Music Music Music

Music is something we all can ‘resonate with.’ When I’ve done Musical Instrument Museum tours, I always ask for a show of hands: “Who plays a musical instrument?” and “Who likes to listen to music?” All hands go up. This … Continue reading

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Christmas from Bed

So Christmas for me in 2014 was spent mostly in bed; I had a bout of salmonella, not fun at all. I didn’t get to put up most decorations (this is a photo of a Christmas past). I didn’t get … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Alzheimer’s, What is it?

As a full time caregiver, I didn’t always know what caused dementia for the people I cared for. I just cared for them. Dementia symptoms of confusion, disorientation, and the inability to function in daily routines of living and working … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Resource: Special Offer

I am grateful for Amelia Schafer and her stellar work at the Alzheimer’s Association: Colorado Chapter. She is a thoughtful and caring teacher, program developer and director, and a mentor and friend. If you are an Alzheimer’s Association Program Director, … Continue reading

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Exercise Now, I Don’t Mind How

I just took me a walk. A walk that included rolling a water bottle back and forth between my hands and arms, giving me a wider stretch and a higher heart rate, admiring the birds, flowers and bunnies, singing my … Continue reading

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