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 – Learning

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I earned my PhD at age 50, after earning three other degrees and what amounts to eight minors along the way. About the only subjects I did not study at universities were economics, politics and cultural anthropology. Those were the … Continue reading

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“Have a Good Life”

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Cindy and I have been watching our Cheers DVDs lately to get into a lighthearted mood. An episode we watched a few days ago is not so lighthearted but remains my favorite season ending episode of all time. At the … Continue reading

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Pondering Placebos

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Lately I came across an article by two doctors listing five supplements that people should not take for brain health. The purpose of the article was to condemn the hype behind supplements preying on senior citizens. There is some truth … Continue reading

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Cindy’s Many Hobbies

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I have a few projects lined up meant to help raise funds for brain health research and I want to complete them while Cindy is alive. The problem is they don’t conveniently lend themselves to being fully present with Cindy. … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Socializing

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We evolved as a social species. I’ve outlined why that is so when I wrote Systems out of Balance; I spoke and sang about what that means when Cindy and I walked across the country. Abundant evidence reveals that social … Continue reading

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The Denise Austin Tapes

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Before we moved in to take care of my Mom, before we were married even, Mom already sensed what was happening to her. She started compiling a list of homes where she could go and show them to us whenever … Continue reading

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Cindy the Piano Player

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Cindy always referred to herself as “the audience” when the topic of music and our family came up. All our children play instruments; all can sing. Indeed, our youngest now is an elementary school music teacher. Cindy never could carry … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Finger Dexterity

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As we walked through the aviary at Busch Gardens I learned that macaws and parrots are special in regards to their intelligence, longevity and opposable claws. That reminded me of the theory that human intelligence and our opposable thumbs are … Continue reading

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