The Road less Traveled – Robert Frost 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

After 5 years, these are my thoughts as to why alzheimer’s is here

I have asked hundreds of laymen. I read a few thousand articles. I have asked nurses, doctors and research scientists. My thoughts, for what they are worth, come down to this: 

I think it is what we “ingest.”

definition of “ingest” – taking food, drink, or another substance into the body by swallowing or absorbing it. 

I think other factors play a role in who may not get alzheimer’s, or how quickly it progresses. 

Yep, I think it’s what we ingest

Noah Barnes – 2000 miles Marched

He is 11 years old now, but was 10 when he started Marching Across America. He has Type 1 diabetes. Today he logged his 2000th mile.

I had the pleasure of meeting Noah several weeks ago, in Georgia. My awareness level, concerning diabetes, has been raised considerable. The inspiration he has provided for me can’t be measured. As I age, I sometimes think I can’t do certain things anymore. Because of his inspiration, and that of others, I will give my doubts second thoughts. 

Alcohol Consumption and Brain Health | Dealing with Dementia

“It used to be the expectation that you took care of your own but that seems to be less the case in today’s world,” 

From AARP. From 2013, but relevant.

This is old, but relevant. It’s about nursing homes #ENDALZ

Alzheimer’s is Huge!! #ENDALZ 

Wow, no matter what I put in this blog, the problem grows. Folks stop what they were doing and become caregivers. They become increasingly tangled in the life of another person and what that person has been, is, and will be. 

It’s estimated that in America alone, 5.5 million folks suffer with alzheimer’s. So the possibility exists that we have over 15 million active caregivers, just for alzheimer’s disease.  

from Tom Landry by way of Sara Gallo – a quote 

Failure may be life’s greatest teacher. Yep, failing hurts. It cuts deep like a razor, slicing its way to our inner core. Yet, it’s necessary.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2017 

Ah, remember to win one for the Gipper 

“I’ve got to go, Rock. It’s all right. I’m not afraid. Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock. But I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.”