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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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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Caregiver Tip – Eating Out

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Cindy and I were enjoying ourselves at Applebee’s, when I noticed her demeanor starting to change. I knew the root cause, she was becoming self-conscious. At home I need not give a second thought about helping her to eat, she … Continue reading

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Health and Humanity

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During our 5,000 mile, year long walk across the country along the American Discovery Trail we were invited to stay in the home of a Cooperative Extension professor working for Kansas State University. Her main focus was the bridging of … Continue reading

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A Sequence of Caregiver Events

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A sequence of events began last week that will lead to changes for me as a caregiver. The first was a meeting with a nurse and behavioral therapist to assess our needs for caregiver assistance through Caregiver Homes. The financial … Continue reading

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There’s no place that’s home

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I handed Cindy her coffee as she was standing, lately she has been more likely to drink it that way. I turned to continue cooking the eggs and did not notice her hold on the coffee cup was limp. That … Continue reading

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Brain Dysfunction Symptoms – Moodiness

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As we sat together at the breakfast table Cindy had one of her patented, glowing smiles. Wanting to milk her good mood further, I brought out a frequently used line I typically use for her more somber moods: “Have I … Continue reading

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