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Missing Healthymemory Themes

HM was disappointed that Dr. Twenge did not at least touch upon healthy memory themes in “iGEN: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.” One of these themes was alluded to in the posts about spirituality and religion. 288 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Family Break-up Part II

So I’m on Day 2 of my blow-up with my aunt.  We haven’t spoken, I didn’t respond to her last message, and I’m sure she has called everyone she knows and completely validated her self-pity from the sympathy of others, therefore fueling her “rightness” in our entire disagreement.  1,247 more words

I broke up with my family today

And as dramatic as that sounds, it was right in the middle of epically dramatic and anti-climatic.

Here’s the skinny:

I’ve have lived with my grandmother with dementia for 4 years and have been her primary caregiver, along with my brother. 1,037 more words

The Coloring Book

“Where could I get a book like this one?”Simone lifts her walker’s seat. She pulls out a square paperback, and start turning the pages: ”Look, I finished it. 598 more words

Soul2Soul Blog

Some Bruxism genes - continued

5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 2A, known to friends and enemies as HTR2A, is found on chromosome 13 at location q14.2. This gene encodes one of the receptors for the neurotransmitter serotonin, so it is a gene one would want to be functioning perfectly. 172 more words

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

“We, in the early stages of ALzheimer’s are not yet utterly incompetent. We are not without language or opinions that matter or extended periods of lucidty. 540 more words


Grief and Relief: When caregiving ends

Caregiving for a person with dementia is one of the most difficult things anyone will have to do. The pain and suffering is intense, but the rewards are plenty. 1,203 more words