Everything I do from here on out will be measured. My safety is first, of course, but after that, what, when and how I do things will be, to the best of my ability, what I think will help people the most.
Alzheimer’s disease is tough on everyone involved.
It is a bad disease. We will beat it. We will find out what causes it. We will find something to slow it. I think we will even find something to start reversing it. It’s going to take a lot of work and a lot of money. Going take a lotta research.
I plan on doing everything I can to keep from getting it. If I have to walk all over the world for the rest of my life, I will. There is no rule book anywhere that says you have to stop because you get a certain age. If there is one, I don’t want to read it. I will write my own.
There is no telling what I will be doing when I get a hundred or even a hundred and ten. We will see.
I love my life.
God gave me life and God gave me a choice !!
I spent some time this last week with a young man about 14 years younger than me. He has cancer and it is bad. He admitted immediately that he knew he should have quit smoking a long time ago. His mom is doing her best for him as a caregiver. It is a little uncomfortable being near him long. You have to get used to it. He is trying to live. He is working with doctors with experimental treatments. Hard to watch him in pain.
He said he wishes he could run. I wish he could.
They have to have a lot of patience. They have to try to get their point across but at the same time not harm the relationship. It seems to me like they have to really have a heart for what they are doing. I think they have to respect the people they are dealing with and they have to be respectable.
It seems as though patience, might be the most important, but probably being well rounded is a must.
I appreciate Advocates very much.
Thank you !!
At mom’s for the night. She will be 86 years old tomorrow. She has saw a lot in her life, as we all do. She sure can cook. We had steak in gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and sliced tomatoes. Desert is ice cream, store bought.
We will sit on her porch and talk awhile.
I, of course, will never forget that day. Heading out to fight alzheimer’s disease, the best I knew how. It was a good trip.
We headed west. I had a long ways to go.
Two of my grandchildren and I, on opening day .
Famous Faces of Alzheimer’s 2014 0002: http://youtu.be/ekdW2jZBK8k
I was in the Navy. I was never in harms way at anytime. I have had the honor of speaking with many veterans, that were in harms way.
A young ex army ranger talked with me for about an hour. It was me and him. He said something pretty cool. This is, to the best of my recollection, what he said. I did two tours in Afghanistan. I fought hard and kept my wits about me at all times. I did not do it for the president, any lawmakers or anyone that does not appreciate what me, and many others, and my family went through. I did it mainly for my brother standing beside me. I wanted him to get home to his family.
The reason this group caught my eye, was because they were doing something I do not see very often. They were moving pretty darn fast up the trail beside the paved road and on the paved road itself. These guys were pretty cool.