I came across these on a friend's Facebook post recently. These are too good not to share! Enjoy!! A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory… Continue reading 09.06.18 SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?
Psalms 139: 13-14 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Our culture loves to define people by their shortcomings and flaws. If you struggle in school, you’re stupid. If… Continue reading 08.29.18 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, by Clayton Jennings
Monday, August 27, 2018 - What is happening when someone has dementia? It's important to understand the job of the brain because it is the guiding system, the maintenance system, and the managing system of the body. Learn more about the role of the limbic system, the prefrontal cortex, the sensory motor strip, and the… Continue reading 08.27.18 DEMENTIA IS NOT A MEMORY PROBLEM
Monday, July 30 - Here is Teepa Snow with another amazing video that covers oh so much valuable dementia information. She doesn't just cover one aspect, there's lots in this one. I can already see some of the things I do in this and some that I hope are a long long way off. The… Continue reading 07.30.18 – When Language Fails in Dementia – AND – Dementia Medicines, by Teepa Snow
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - I haven't written about my dementia lately nor have I shared information about dementia that I've found in my reading. Mostly because I haven't been able to absorb much lately and putting the information out there just wasn't happening. All dementias are different so what is commonly thought to be… Continue reading 07.12.18 Deficits in Executive Function in Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - This was originally written in 2014. I have to admit that while re-reading this particular blog post from 2014 it brought tears and heartache to me. I have read so many stories and episodes that caregivers have shared of how difficult care giving is and it absolutely is. It's horrendously… Continue reading 06.21.18 Some Things I Learned About Dementia – Love them, be kind to them, be sweet even childlike sweet originally published 12.19.14
Monday, April 9, 2018 - I have read Bob DeMarco's writing on Alzheimer's Reading Room and this one on touch and kindness was especially spot on. Another person, Peter Berry who has dementia, puts out a weekly short video of things related to what he's experiencing at that time, that he thinks will help others. … Continue reading 04.09.18 THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH AND KINDNESS IN DEMENTIA, by Bob DeMarco