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Two years later

Today marks the second anniversary of the day Mom broke her hip and life as we knew it came to a screeching halt. Oh it was slowing down considerably but I felt confident that we were managing life with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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A Good Time Was Had by All!

Here’s Mom’s display at the silent auction for the Alzheimer’s fundraiser last night at The Fairfield Theater Company. It really came together and the band was great. We were all dancing in the isles.    

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Tonight’s the Night! 3rd Annual Band Together Concert for Alzheimer’s

At 6:30pm tonight there will be a benefit concert/ silent auction at The Fairfield Theater Company. I feel honored that Mom was asked to be a part of this very special event, even though she could not physically be there. … Continue reading

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Annual Dementia Conference Cover Feature’s Charla’s Stackings

Thank you Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for featuring Mom’s art on the cover design for two consecutive years. I know she would be honored.

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Art is the Answer

Art is the Answer Kudo’s to Dr. John Zeisel’s approach to treating Alzheimer’s. I find it very similar to our approach with Mom all of these years. We kept her engaged in her own artistic pursuits which gave her a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mom!

  Today Mom turned 82. I haven’t been posting much these days as it is more of a painful process for me than the cathartic one I had hoped. Life just hasn’t been the same for Mom (or me) since … Continue reading

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Two Milestone Movies Make Memories

You know when something big happens because the world is never quite the same again. It can be as devastating as 9/11 in our generation or Pearl Harbor in Mom’s. Or it can be revolutionary like the smart phone in … Continue reading

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Remembering the One-Year Anniversary of 9/11

I know this may seem weird but I’ve been researching “dust devils” today. Eleven years ago was the 1st anniversary of 9/11. We all remember the somber, heart felt ceremonies that were taking place in New York. The wind was … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s vs Cancer– Does One Prevent the Other?

In examining my only family’s medical history , I’ve seen a pattern that is hard to ignore: Those who succumb to cancer don’t develop Alzheimer’s and those who had some sort of dementia did not develop cancer in their lifetime. … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Blog

I want to thank my partner, Jim Comstock, for helping me keep this blog alive as well as my memories of Mom. Had it not been for his first discovery of Mom’s glasses stacking, so many of her transient creations … Continue reading

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