Category Archives: Pacific Crest Trail

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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Calm the Mind

I am kicking off a Calm the Mind campaign for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. The purpose of the campaign is to help you manage stress and to raise funds for an accessible walk-in shower for Cindy. The following video … Continue reading

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Managing Trust with an Expedition Woman

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Cindy trusts me. One touching, memorable moment when we were hiking the American Discovery Trail provides proof of this. I messed up as navigator by taking a wrong turn onto a jeep road, high up along the Carson Range in … Continue reading

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Caregiver Activity – Memory Lane

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On a recent morning during breakfast the song “Ruby Jean and Billie Lee” by Seals and Croft came up on the iPod. This song sometimes moved me to tears when I listened to this same iPod in our tent on … Continue reading

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Keeping it Kuhl

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Once autumn approaches I know that every morning the last piece of clothing I will put on Cindy is a green fleece jacket. Just mentioning the jacket brings the same kind of smile as mentioning chocolate, as if the jacket … 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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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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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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The Hikers Reunion

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The day after a big event causes reflection; in this case the big event was a hikers reunion held at our house. About thirty long distance hikers, plus a few spouses, celebrated Cindy’s Honorary Triple Crown with us. Most hikers … Continue reading

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