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Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 2d ago

For Those Who Wait

We didn’t get any decent tomatoes all summer long. Harold left for town this morning and gave me a call. “We have three or four semi-ripe tomatoes.”“Okay, I’ll go out and pick them,” I said....
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1W ago

Together We Can…

Saturday was my twentieth Alzheimer’s Walk.In 1998 the year of my first walk, four troublesome years had passed from the time I had noticed Jim was having trouble remembering basic informati...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 3W ago

Remembering Jim

Today would have been Jim’s 72ndbirthday. In honor of his birthday, I wanted to share some of my memories of Jim before dementia.Jim’s uncle introduced me to Jim on a hot summer day in 1968....
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 4W ago

Memory Trick and Tricks of Memory

As an Alzheimer’s blogger, I think a lot about memory and how it often tricks me. My husband finds that memory tricks, or association, helps him to remember some important fact.One day last ...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1M ago

Total Eclipse of the Heart

I can remember a solar eclipse when I was a kid. We were warned not to look directly at the sun, but to use a pinhole in a box to see the shadow of the eclipse. Now, in less than a week, we ...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1M ago

Rest in Peace, Rhinestone Cowboy

At the National Alzheimer’s Dinner in 2013, my mom and I were seated at a table near the stage. Our table was on the outside edge near some curtains.“Rhinestone Cowboy” cued up and everyone ...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 1M ago

Beautiful Feet Carrying the Message

Sunday morning I took my usual seat for early church services. A woman came in and sat at the end of the same row. When the pastor gave us an opportunity to greet each other, I introduced my...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 2M ago

Use It or Lose It

For the first two years of our marriage, Harold and I drank our morning juice out of mustard-colored Tupperware juice glasses. One day, I noticed some stunning crystal goblets shoved to the ...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 2M ago

Choose Your Battles

In Missouri, 2017 should be put on the calendar as the year of the Japanese beetles. Sure, we had some last year and they were a nuisance, but this year they are a plague of biblical proport...
Early Onset Alzheimer's Blog · 2M ago

Company Comin'

My dog goes crazy every time the doorbell rings. She runs through the house trying to get to the front door ahead of us. We have to hang onto her squirmy, wiggly body to keep her from runnin...