Monday, July 06, 2015

Atlanta Magazine

The July issue of Atlanta Magazine is all about health this month.  I was fortunate enough to be asked to join a round table discussion about Alzheimer's for this issue.  Thanks to the editors for tackling this subject.  If you are coming to this blog from that article -- thank you.  If you are struggling with this disease -- know you are not alone.  There are many many resources out there to help.  I work with the Alzheimer's Association but there are other groups as well.  This disease isolates not only you but your family so try to reach out for help.  It is hard to ask for help -- believe me -- I know all about it.  But once you get over that hurdle the first time, it gets easier.

I haven't written in awhile.  So many attempts at sitting down at the computer and organizing my thoughts have failed lately that I just gave up.  Today, I guess I am on a roll.

The Longest Day -- a promotion by the Alzheimer's Association -- was held recently on June 21.  Groups are asked to do something for a day -- to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's.  A gentleman in my community, Joe Sinkey, hosted a bridge tournament which he has done for several years.  It is part of a national program through a bridge association but this year Joe's tournament was in the top ten in the nation for funds raised.  So proud of him for doing this every year.  Thanks so much.

I have been experiencing major issues with vertigo lately and have undergone some tests.  My balance has been affected by the Alzheimer's but this is a different.  Am awaiting the results from my doctor. But, I am still trying to play pickleball when I can to get that exercise in.  Certainly can tell a difference when I do. Hope all of you are staying active -- remember what is good for the heart is good for the brain.

Thanks for reading my blog -- more soon.