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Mom didn’t see it coming. None of us did. On February 13, 2005, the love of her life and husband for 55 years died very suddenly. In the midst of that shock and turmoil, we didn’t know that her brain was going through irreversible changes that would affect her and us for the rest of her life.

It wasn’t long before Mom was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and eventually she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I want to share our story and be a source of help to other people who are trying to navigate through this horrible disease. You may know someone who is showing signs that something isn’t right and you just don’t know what to do, where to begin or what is ahead. You may also have to face a new path.

I think Mom would want me to help others, even if only a little bit, and give her journey through this disease some meaning.


Talking Turkey about Thanksgiving

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Mom loved Thanksgiving. Even during her Alzheimer’s disease, she enjoyed the family time and traditions. Why then did we have to stop participating in the Thanksgiving feasts at her assisted living facility?

Go Mom Go!

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Mom was happy on her exercise bike. Most of us know that regular exercise is important for our health but what we haven’t known until recently is that it is most likely vital for brain health.

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