Announcement: A Hopeful Appeal

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While driving across the country to return from our Pacific Crest Trail journey, we stopped in at the University of Maryland for Cindy to have another round of cognitive tests and scans. As we left the Neuroimaging Center at the … Continue reading

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Announcement: Moving Forward with Hope for Alzheimer’s

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This blog reports on two journeys that represent Hope for Alzheimer’s in different ways. The first journey was a 5,000 mile, year long hike of the American Discovery Trail. The public purpose at the time was to promote the virtues … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Anti-inflammatory Diet

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Eliminate all sugar and processed food from your otherwise varied diet. There, I’ve told you everything you need to know. Oh, yeah, and you should drink red wine in moderation instead of beer or liquor. If you must know what … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Diet Objectives

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Overall diet objectives begins my brain health checklist. Simply put the diet needs to provide the best nutrients for brain health function and the best protection from harm. Using Dr. Dale Bredesen’s Therapeutic System as a guide I will dive … Continue reading

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Sex and Alzheimer’s

Catchy title, huh? Studies have shown that being sexually active promotes physical and emotional health. I have yet to see studies showing improvement for brain health, but since mind, body and soul are connected I’ve assumed such benefits exist. I … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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I got a request from my sister-in-law Jill to see a rainbow shot from the hike. That dovetails with one of two songs that have been haunting my head both during and after the PCT journey (the other being my … Continue reading

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The Combination Approach

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We’ve been in a transition phase since getting back home: unpacking from the journey, organizing the house and developing a routine that works for dealing with Alzheimer’s. Though I would be considered a caregiver dealing with an irreversible affliction, the … Continue reading

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Joy of Living, Joy of Life

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Before we left for the PCT journey I had begun on a project to raise funds for Alzheimer’s that I am calling American Discovery. This is to be a symphonic storytelling of our American Discovery Trail journey, accompanied by photos … Continue reading

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Come On Over!

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We’ve had our first visitors since being back home. They were from the Bruderhof, a religious community that once was located in Norfolk. I’ve kept in touch with them over the years. As an advocate of community myself we agree … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Memories

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Cindy and I share many values. Yes, we love outdoor adventure and nature, but we also love people. We left for the PCT because of my memory of the trail being the most remote and beautiful of the National Scenic … Continue reading

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