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Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1W ago

Music Therapy

I saw a video that showed a young girl playing a guitar and singing “You Are My Sunshine” to her baby brother who has Down syndrome. Through music, he now has a twelve-word vocabulary. Accor...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 2W ago

Ice is for Buckets

“I hate ice,” I told a friend this morning. I guess that isn’t exactly true...  I like ice in my tea and other cold drinks. I like an bucket of ice when I’m staying in a hotel room. What I s...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 3W ago

Looking to the Heavens

This morning a special celestial event took place in the early morning hours. The super-moon, was also a blue moon, and a total eclipse, or blood moon, added to its natural charm.Last night,...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 4W ago

Sweet Memories

The first thing I saw on my phone this morning was a video in my “memories.” That simply means that I had posted the video in the past. The video of Jim and his brother Billy singing “Bridge...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1M ago

The Best We Can

 I went to sleep around midnight and woke up at 4:00 a.m. I tossed, turned, read, tossed, turned, and read some more. Finally more than two hours later, I went back to sleep. The phone woke ...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1M ago

Back in the Groove

For the past two months, my excuse for hibernating is “so busy with the holidays, you know.” So what if I’m busy binge re-reading my Tony Hillerman Leaphorn and Chee books. There isn’t a bet...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1M ago

Cold is for the Bold

As 2017 winds down, winter has barely started, and I’m ready for spring.With the cold weather and sub-zero wind chills lately, I’ve had to psych myself up every time I head out the door to w...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1M ago

Christmas at the Home

I saw a post this morning, “Please, if you have loved ones in a nursing home try to spend some time with them.” This reminder made me think of the five Christmas holidays Jim spent in a nurs...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 2M ago

Kathy Siggins Stamps Out Alzheimer’s

I went to my local post office this week and bought a sheet of Alzheimer’s semipostal stamps. I couldn’t help but brag, “My friend, Kathy Siggins, is the one who got the approval for this st...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 2M ago

Slaying Dragons

An old story that came to my mind this morning: a man asked his friend with a terminal disease, “How does it feel to know you are dying?” The friend responded, “How do you feel to think you ...