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 Dysfunction Symptoms – Balance

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Loss of balance was not an early symptom discovered with Cindy, but it could have been. There is a correlation between how long you can balance on one leg and healthy cognitive function. If you cannot balance for 30 seconds … Continue reading

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Dementia Symptoms – Stress

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Cindy was regularly stressed with work as a visiting nurse, as they asked her to see more patients in less hours. Being a conscientious person, this weighed on her. Yet in our society most of us are stressed at some … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Hygiene

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Usually Cindy enjoys brushing her teeth and I have no problems with getting her to do so. Whenever there might be some slight resistance, or she’s not in the best of moods at the time, I’ll resort to singing the … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Levity

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Our morning coffee has brought some interesting moments. Cindy often reaches for my coffee, instead of hers, while we are relaxing around the kitchen table. That opens the floodgates for teasing about her trying to steal my food, with both … Continue reading

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A Scene from Rudy

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One of my favorite movie scenes is in Rudy, when the title character gets a letter from the admissions department of Notre Dame. After a couple of rejections letters this was his last chance for acceptance into the university. Sure, … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Love

“Pssst,” I’ll say while standing close to Cindy, “I’ve got a secret. Do you promise not to tell anyone?” Cindy nods her head. Even with her memory problems she must know what is coming by now. I do this routine … Continue reading

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Happy Easter News

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Happy Easter! Cindy and I both received happy Easter news recently. Cindy’s was the best, but I’ll wait until later to reveal that; a package should be coming in the mail soon. My good news relates to donating blood, which … Continue reading

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Those Darn Commercials

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For a few days in a row Cindy’s mood saddened considerably. She was prone to crying in the morning, occasionally so in the evening. This did not seem to be a rise in self-awareness, as was the case when we … Continue reading

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Brain Health Checklist – Leisure

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There are people without a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s that get the disease; there are people with the genes that don’t. This suggests that the environment, rather than genetics, plays the larger role in regards to Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, the environment … Continue reading

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