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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Life Goes On

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Last night I worked on a slideshow for Cindy’s memorial service. Even mentioning that may disturb some people, like the friend who sent me a message asking how I was doing. When I told her, she responded that she did … Continue reading

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We Made It!

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Each day for a week I would say to Cindy: “Do you know what Monday is?” As with any type of interrogation, no matter how benign, she did not nor could not respond, but that’s OK. My purpose was to … Continue reading

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Field Trip

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Since last week we’ve knocked off three pedicab bucket items. On Thursday I pedaled Cindy up to the top of Dennis Hill State Park. The toughest part was not Dennis Hill but the intersection of West Side Road with Route … Continue reading

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My Pedicab Bucket List

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The pedicab has turned out to be a great blessing. I have lost 20 pounds in one month getting the type of vigorous exercise I desire such as pedaling the five miles uphill to Wangum Reservoir and back, once a … Continue reading

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Musings on the Alzheimer’s Mind

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We approached the post office door as someone was leaving, his arm full of packages pressed up to his chin. He attempted to prop the door open for us, but dropped one of the packages. Cindy immediately responded with “let … Continue reading

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Goodnight Mom

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Cindy often read “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown to our kids. My reading specialties tended to be the series and epics, everything from Dr. Seuss to Lord of the Rings. Cindy read the nurturing books and singular classics, like … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing and Numbness

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Early morning had arrived, just beginning to intrude on the darkness in the room. I heard Cindy go: “Uh-oh.” Recent events led me to believe she had an accident, but we were prepared for such accidents and I could wait … Continue reading

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Tobey Pond

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I’m now in good enough shape to pedal the pedicab with Cindy up the steep road to Tobey Pond. The idyllic pond is one of the iconic pastoral places of Norfolk, perhaps THE iconic pastoral place after the more centrally … Continue reading

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Caregiving and Incontinence

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In the corner of our bedroom lies a box of absorbent mattress pads and adult diapers. They were purchased shortly after had an accident at night and during the day within the same 24 hour period. I embrace the use … Continue reading

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