Monday, February 25, 2013


Tomorrow I have the privlege to speak to a pyschology class at UGA.  It's always interesting talking to a younger crowd about this disease.  Most have a hard time relating, but when I was diagnosed my son was a freshman in college.  So, I hope that when I do get the chance to speak to young people, they can grasp the fact that this can happen to their parents. It's sobering, but something to understand.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Better late than never

I was trying to be so good, writing on this thing.  I notice that it has been almost three weeks since I've blogged and I am sorry.  The winner of the scrapbooking software is Brenda R.  Thanks to all those that commented.

Next week -- the Georgia Alzheimer's Association is having their Awareness Day at the Capitol.  I have always been able to go but this year, due to some surgery on my foot I can't make it.  But if you live in Georgia and can go -- it is next Wednesday, the 27th.  Go to for more information and to register for the day.  The Statewide network of Area Councils on Aging will also be there to help put our issues in front of the legislators.  It is an interesting day and you will learn a lot.  I encourage you to go and help to promote a State Plan to Attack Alzheimer's for the state of Georgia.

Saturday, February 02, 2013


When I was initially diagnosed with Alzheimer's one of the first things I did was to go through all my photographs and write on the back of them who everyone was, the date and place that it was taken.  I knew my family wouldn't remember and I knew in time that I wouldn't remember either.  After I did that (which literally took months) I decided to "scrapbook" them.  Yes, that meant making captions and cute little sayings and adding little embellishments to the pages.  It was a lot of work, but it kept my mind busy.

I still do that, but I have also had the opportunity to dive into the world of digital scrapbooking.  I wasn't sure I could learn it, but I did. I starting using a digital scrapbooking software program call My Memories.  If I can learn how to do this, so can you.  I've used it off and on for about a year, and it does save time and your "memories" can certainly be preserved in a more secure way than all those scrapbook pages.  Last count I had over 470 actual scrapbook pages that I did by hand -- the digital version is much faster and cleaner.  I will never give up scrapbooking as we know it now, but this is a good program if you are interested in diving in.

The creators of My Memories have reached out to me and they have given me a copy of the software program to give away to one of my readers.  The site for them is They also have a facebook page that you can like to get some ideas.  I encourage you to check it out and get a feel for it.  If you would like to win a copy of this software, just leave me a message or send me an email and I'll pick someone.

I get bombarded with people asking me to look at their products and I don't endorse them unless I'm really sold on them.  This works for me and I think it can work for you.  Give it a try -- look forward to hearing from you.