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The Similarities Between Still Alice and Us

When my mom was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I immediately bought the book Still Alice. I read the book within hours and cried the entire time. 348 more words


Finding Help and Information

When you suddenly find yourself caring for someone with dementia, there’s a tsunami-like realization that you are woefully ignorant and unprepared.

In the beginning, I expected my dad’s doctors to tell me how to deal with his weird behaviors and how to balance his safety with quality of life. 281 more words

Dementia Basics

The Four Men

Today was my  regular Thursday visit with Mom. Emme and I made blueberry muffins last night and I brought her banana’s and caramel corn, which she loved! 508 more words


Booming Forward: Utah's fight against Alzheimer's

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and every 67 seconds, someone else is diagnosed.

Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  118 more words


Why I Volunteer for Research, Part Two

Although being a control subject in Alzheimer’s research studies involves plenty of memory tests, there are neurological tests too. I was tickled with feathers, tapped on the elbows and knees, peered at with a penlight in my eyes. 628 more words


Why I Run

Why do you run?

It’s one of the questions I am often asked and one of the most difficult questions to answer. There are so many reasons why I’ve chosen to include running as a large part of my life but lately I’ve been thinking about all of the answers I’ve given and realize that most have been very surface responses.

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Local Woman Advised Julianne Moore On Life With Alzheimer’s

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Oscar nominations out Thursday morning honored, in a way, a Minnesota woman and her clash with a cruel disease.

Julianne Moore snagged a nomination for her role in “Still Alice,” a movie about a woman diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. 455 more words