Friday, July 30, 2010
Yesterday, we played golf but we rented a cart and didn't walk. It was still hot, but not bad when you are riding in a cart.
I've had a couple of "writing assignments" if you will for things for the Alz. Assn. lately and they have been really tough for me. Getting words out (even doing this blog) is getting harder and harder for me to do. I know what I want to say, I just can't get my thoughs collected enough to put on paper. It takes way too long to do it. Thanks to Alan and Jennifer for being my editors on one piece --- it's so frustrating to me. I think that is why I haven't been posting much, it is just too hard to get the thoughts out in an intelligent way......people already think you are stupid if you have Alzheimer's ......by reading my writing and it not making sense will add fuel to that fire!
So, thanks for reading even I don't make sense some time.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I'm asking that you please go to this link and sign the on-line petition to support this legislation. it doesn't cost you anything but a few minutes of your time. We are hoping for 50,000 signatures and so far we are at 22,000 -- we need your help and it only takes a minute -- to make a big difference. Here's the link http://www.alz.org/research/breakthroughride/overview.asp
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The USA Today has an article about a couple dealing with Alzheimer's disease at an early age. I had the pleasure of getting to know Marilyn and Steve several years ago when we served on an Alzheimer's committee together. They are a delightful couple and you can read about them here. http://ee.usatoday.com/SUBSCRIBERS/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VVNBLzIwMTAvMDcvMTM.&pageno=Mzc.&entity=QXIwMzcwMQ..&view=ZW50aXR5
You are probably seeing a lot about Alzheimer's these days in the news. The annual International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) is being held this week. For all the news that is happening please go to http://www.alz.org/. Lots of announcements are being made this week.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I ordered my book through Borders. But, you can also order it through Amazon. If you have a loved one that is dealing with Alzheimer's or you yourself are, please take time to read the book. It might be hard to get through, but you'll be glad you did.