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Alzheimer's Disease



In the last year of my Grandmother's life, she was bedridden, did not speak, and did not recognize her family. It was heartbreaking to visit her, hold her hand, and realize that she didn't recognize us. My grandmother was an exceptional person, she helped my Dad raise us, she was a kind, gentle, soul, whose love was unconditional. More frustrating still, was the lack of information, understanding and hope offered by those who provided care. The treatment then, was to make them as comfortable as possible, and wait for the end.

I felt a deep sorrow for all…
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Love. Love, Love...


Today, February 14th is the Holiday of Love! This day we put aside our troubles, and worries...to wish the love of our lives, happiness and continued and renewed Love!
 
The origins of this special day, are steeped in myth, folk lore, and legend. In a nutshell, Saint Valentine is said to have performed secret wedding ceremonies for young lovers in Rome. The Emperor had forbid the young men of Rome to marry, as it…
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The World is My Oyster...

The world is my oyster! Jackie Gleason's famous line sums up a philosophy of life that suggests that life is...a pearl! I like the idea that among the myriad of life experiences that exist, letting an opportunity to do something that you've always dreamed of doing, undone, is a waste. There is a country song, I love that talks about a guy who has only a short time to live, and he "went skydiving, Rocky Mountain climbing, and 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu!" The song  implores us to "live like you were dying…
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