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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Wellness Pyramid – Brain Maintenance

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Diet, rest, exercise. Those make up the brain maintenance level of the wellness pyramid. All three are crucial for maintaining body functions in general, not just the brain. This is not the first time I’ve posted about the importance of … Continue reading

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Wellness Pyramid – Contentment

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If you were treating a trauma victim the first thing you would do is remove them from the trauma source. You would remove a burn victim from the burning building before treating the burns. In the treatment or prevention of … Continue reading

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A Wellness Pyramid for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness month, a good time to revisit wellness strategies for maintaining brain health. Each day for a few years I glance through twenty or so articles on Alzheimer’s and/or brain health. I skip the popular ones intended … Continue reading

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“I Have to Go”

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I was folding and putting away clothes at the end of the day, as I often do, using the bed as my folding table. Cindy watched from under the covers as she often does. She looked a little out of … Continue reading

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Being Human

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I interrupted my guitar playing to escort Cindy to the bathroom. The timing was early but she had a look about her. Sure enough, she had an accident. No big deal, that happens almost daily at this point. While she … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Milestone

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We had just finished our shower, getting ready in case we went out for Mother’s Day. I swerved Cindy’s legs around to sit on the portion of the shower bench that was outside of the tub, where I dried her … Continue reading

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Avoiding Depression

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This was a morning that happens about once every two months, cleaning up a considerable mess. Once every two months is not often, for which I am grateful, but this time during the clean up I noticed how much muscle … Continue reading

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Cruising Norfolk in the Datemobile

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Pedicab season is here again, but I’ve been remiss not to mention what tided us over in the interim. February was unseasonably warm in Norfolk, warm enough even to get Cindy outside, as long as I found a way to … Continue reading

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Pedicab Resurrection

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Charissa climbed into the pedicab aside her Mom and off we went for the Easter service at church. Last November, when I put the pedicab into storage, I did not think there would be another pedicab season with Cindy. On … Continue reading

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