Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ian has arrived

Ian Lee Bakowski entered the world last Friday, November 25th. He was a week early but we are glad he is here.  His mom had a long labor but everyone is doing fine and they are home from the hospital.  I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to think when I saw my son holding his son for the first time, but it pretty much took my breath away. Thanks to all of you who have sent their well wishes to Ian and his family and to Ralph and I.

Sunday, November 06, 2016


Great job everyone!  Team Athens raised over $15,000.00 for the Athens Walk To End Alzheimer's.  Thanks to everyone who came out, donated and supported us in this year's event.  You are great!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016


I've had a problem in getting logged into this Blog for awhile but now I have been able to get back in, so I hope to be posting more.  Thanks for all your comments lately.  I have heard from so many people that have great questions and need information.  This month is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Today was actually World Alzheimer's Day.  I've had lots of requests to speak recently, but all have required some pretty long distance travel.  Usually, that isn't a problem, but one required me going to LA one day and returning the next.  With other things I have going on, there just wasn't anyway I could do that.  Traveling takes a pretty good toll on me and I know that those interviews I had to turn down, were covered by very capable people. I'm glad that Alzheimer's is getting some news time.

We had our annual Walk To End Alzheimer's.  I was so proud of my team -- we raised close to $15,000.  Our Walk in Athens actually surpassed its goal this year for the first time in many years.  So excite about that and thanks to all of those that donated, walked and gave your support to my team.

In about a month a new Bakowski will be joining the family.  My son Alan and his wife Jennifer Lee are due with a baby boy.  We are looking forward to this joyous occasion.

Communication has become more of a problem for me.  I find it much harder to talk on the telephone, preferring emails or skyping with family.  It helps for me to be able to see the person when they are talking. 

I plan in the next week or so to share some new reading material about Alzheimer's so stay tuned!