Walking’s important to me. I’m a caregiver, have musculoskeletal pain, limitations apply. Counting miles motivates me. Trying to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Update – 44 miles this week, and that puts me at 344 year to date. My Goal is to travel 1200 miles on foot in 2018.
The herd was relaxing, grazing and enjoying life, no pressure, no problems, and they had been that way for awhile.
Their ears went to attention, they all looked to the north, there she was, a mountain lion. She had already watched from a distance, picked out one she knew she could down.
Suddenly, she was gone because she had what she needed to sustain life. The herd knew instinctively this was their life, they spend large amounts of time searching for food, so do mountain lions. They almost immediately went back to relaxing, grazing and enjoying life, no pressure, no problems.
Yours for contemplating. Told to me by a Great Friend.
- 2015 – 2091 miles
- 2016 – 1149
- 2017 – 710
- 2018 – 325 in 76 days
In 2015 my use of Charity Miles was somewhat limited by circumstances.
In 2016 Charity Miles was on for all of my jogging and walking, but my activity was somewhat limited by my caregiving role.
In 2017, again Charity Miles was on for every outside step. With hindsight, it’s easy for me to see the caregiving role was taking its toll on my thoughts.
So far, in 2018 the mileage reflects better control on my part.
The miles are important to me for three reasons . . .
- they raise money for charity
- they help me remain fit
- they help me be competitive with me
The NAPA became Public Law No. 111-375 on 01/04/2011
The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) creates an important opportunity to build upon and leverage HHS programs and other federal efforts to help change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD). The law calls for a National Plan for AD/ADRD with input from a public-private Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services. The Advisory Council makes recommendations to HHS for priority actions to expand, coordinate, and condense programs in order to improve the health outcomes of people with AD/ADRD and reduce the financial burden of these conditions on those with the diseases, their families, and society.
In order to inform the National Plan for AD/ADRD, HHS has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to convene an Interagency Group on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. The group includes HHS representatives from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Administration on Aging (AoA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Indian Health Service (IHS), and Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The Interagency Group is working to carry out NAPA’s charges to coordinate research and services across agencies, accelerate the development of AD/ADRD treatments, improve early diagnosis and coordination of care, reduce ethnic and racial disparities in rates of AD/ADRD, and coordinate with international efforts to fight these conditions. The Plan this group developed was presented to the Advisory Council for review, and updated annually.
An old press release
The National Plan, presented today at the Alzheimer’s Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention, was developed with input from experts in aging and Alzheimer’s disease issues and calls for a comprehensive, collaborative approach across federal, state, private and non-profit organizations. More than 3,600 people or organizations submitted comments on the draft plan.
The opiod situation is relatively new to me. Maybe it’s been reported on and it just didn’t get my attention, but after watching several YouTube clips, and reading more articles, the plight of the children, of those addicted, has my attention too, along with the ones addicted.
A couple of thoughts. Foster Care takes a lot of work by the folks responsible for administering it, and little guys deserve the system to be at its best, but in some places in America, the children of those addicted to opiods, it is reported, are overwhelming the system. My opinion is that the little guys may not get the attention they deserve.
The clips showing infants shaking, shuddering and struggling with every move . . . . .
The Scientific part of the Alzheimer’s Community is working hard to find treatments and a cure, but that takes time. The miles I jog and walk may slow down or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. So far, in 2018, my average is 4.24 miles per day, and that feels about right.
Like many nights, night before last something woke me, not sure what, but a question came to mind. What is my best advice to a new caregiver?
Ian Kremer posted this a few hours ago, it’s a graphic, does the work of a lot of words.
My best advice for a caregiver, yep, get mentally tough.
It feels good to set a Goal.
It feels good to try and reach that Goal.
It doesn’t feel good to have to give up on one.
It feels Great to rest a minute, get back up and go again.
I like saying this . . .
Never give up on what’s important to you. You decide what that is. We receive new information every day. Reflect often and do what’s most important to you. Remember this as you are stating your Goal.
Life, just like the shirt says, is Good.