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Dad Goes to the Dentist

Last Sunday my son and I visited dad at his ALF.  I was glad to see they had fixed the loose screw on dad’s walker.  But my son pointed out that it was in backwards, so the long end of the screw (taped over) pointed inside where dad could walk into it.  1,197 more words

Eldercare

A molecular David slaying Goliath

At the start of this week I was at an excellent conference hosted in Cambridge’s Homerton College – the building where we had our meals is shown on the left. 496 more words

Science

Magnesium - Alzheimer study retracted

Some months ago I blogged about research that suggested that magnesium might help prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. At the time I wrote:

“This is an interesting result but please note that the research was funded by a pharmaceutical company that might have an interest in the outcome.

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Dementia

Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's Requires a Move: A Sad Rave for the Day

These days, it’s hard to get me to listen to anything other than Alfie Boe.  I love his voice regardless of what genre he’s singing, and I just don’t listen to many others anymore.  552 more words

Honoring the Great Glen Campbell - Afflicted with Alzheimers Disease

 

You might have heard that the great Glen Campbell (who is afflicted with Alzheimers Disease) has been moved into an Alzheimers facility. 

 

I grew up on his music and was so saddened to hear this news. 172 more words

Don't hate the player, hate the game...

So….how you doin’? Remember me? (I always love the irony of using the term ‘remember’ when discussing Alzheimer’s.) Ahh, it’s good to be back.

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Life With Aging Parents

Archive Post: Sensory Blanket

I made two of these blankets for Pete’s mum before she passed away in 2011. This wasn’t a post I’d intended to write, but just before my sister-in-law arrived to pick up the blanket, I quickly took a few photos in case I needed to replicate it. 411 more words

Food & Friends