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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The Care of Family

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Blog posts continue to be sparse for now because of hectic times on Emerson Street. Hectic times can cause stress, which in turn hurts brain health, but we are amidst a good type of hectic times. Our daughter Serena has … Continue reading

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Out of Loss Comes Opportunity

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“What do you want to do with the food that’s spoiling?” our son Noah asked through our bedroom door when he returned that evening. Leading off with that comment, Noah induced a similar state of groggy confusion as occurred 31 … Continue reading

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Battles

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Cindy sometimes struggles to take her pills. She tries to cooperate, bu just doesn’t know whtat to do at times. I’ll start by putting the pills in her hand and even this might be met with a quizzical expression of … Continue reading

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Friends and Neighbors

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This past week some things fell through on the caregiver front. There is a state program that I know will eventually come through for us, but I started this in motion in April and we still face snags. I’ve reached … Continue reading

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Caught in the Rain

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When we left the house for our walk there were dark clouds on the horizon, the intermittent kind that threatens a cloudburst of short duration. Given that possibility, to many folks we left the house grossly unprepared, with no raincoat … Continue reading

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Inside Out

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Tuesday afternoon was hot and humid here, leading us to employ a strategy we’ve often done before, watch a movie in an air-conditioned theater. I chose Inside Out for our viewing pleasure because animated family movies appeal to Cindy; they … Continue reading

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All in the Smile

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If you have followed this blog for awhile you have seen photos of many bright smiles from Cindy. I have bountiful material from the American Discovery and Pacific Crest Trails from which to choose these smiles, yet you don’t get … Continue reading

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The Walk

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Our favorite walk in Norfolk is about 4 miles long. Starting from our home near the village center we do a loop towards the east and back, up Laurel Way and back on Greenwoods Road, then a loop towards the … Continue reading

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In Tune

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I got out of bed this morning with a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY) tune in my head; not surprising, since that is one of our Pandora stations. I hummed and sang the lyrics intermittently as I got Cindy … Continue reading

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