Neither Blessing nor Curse

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Lately our daughters have expressed some heartwarming sentiments about family, community and our situation. You can read Serena’s sentiments here. You can read Charissa’s sentiments here. Our daughters remind me of two important things. One is that Cindy and I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Titles

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I recently came across two different titles reporting on the same Alzheimer’s research. Each title carries a different meaning; neither hints at the likely meaning. The research involved lifestyle interventions with people taking the Alzheimer’s drug memantine. The people with … Continue reading

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When Charm No Longer Works

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I’m far from the most charming guy to others, with one important exception. I openly speak what I think and feel, plus I make up my own mind entirely. I have problems with every party, every ideology, every interest group … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

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I was driving Charissa’s car to go grocery shopping when the image hit me. I pictured myself holding Cindy and “dancing” as she held on tightly, partly because of her lack of balance, partly because holding onto me is the … Continue reading

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Wellness Pyramid – The Lifestyle

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The Wellness Pyramid represents an entire lifestyle. Unlike many medical treatments, this lifestyle offers additional benefits rather than potential side effects. The drawback is the greater commitment required to adopt an entire lifestyle. This last installment for Alzheimer’s and Brain … Continue reading

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Wellness Pyramid – Brain Enhancement

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Exercise is centrally located in the wellness pyramid because it does it all. The endorphins will help with Contentment; the antioxidant defense system will help with Brain Maintenance; the brain-derived neurotrophic factor will help with Brain Enhancement. Exercise alone will … Continue reading

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Wellness Pyramid – Brain Maintenance

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Diet, rest, exercise. Those make up the brain maintenance level of the wellness pyramid. All three are crucial for maintaining body functions in general, not just the brain. This is not the first time I’ve posted about the importance of … Continue reading

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Wellness Pyramid – Contentment

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If you were treating a trauma victim the first thing you would do is remove them from the trauma source. You would remove a burn victim from the burning building before treating the burns. In the treatment or prevention of … Continue reading

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A Wellness Pyramid for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness month, a good time to revisit wellness strategies for maintaining brain health. Each day for a few years I glance through twenty or so articles on Alzheimer’s and/or brain health. I skip the popular ones intended … Continue reading

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“I Have to Go”

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I was folding and putting away clothes at the end of the day, as I often do, using the bed as my folding table. Cindy watched from under the covers as she often does. She looked a little out of … Continue reading

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