Category Archives: Across The Land

About Medicare and Medicaid possible cuts and nursing homes 

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/science/medicaid-cutbacks-elderly-nursing-homes.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&referer=https://t.co/vghLYw0ovn?amp=1

more about persistence 

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”     Thomas Carlyle

Kelly Wood is climbing a mountain now 

wolves teach us to be wise and persist 

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

the trenches #ENDALZ 

I’ve read a few articles about people becoming very purpose-driven because they witness the results of alzheimer’s disease on a regular basis. They begin to help in some way. But maybe later, for whatever reason, they are no longer subjected to the situation, or as much. Some of these folks admit their intensity drops. Getting in the trenches on a regular basis may help maintain their sense of urgency.

This quote may sum it up.   “Out of sight, out of mind”

Thursday, June 22, 2017 #ENDALZ 

Working at staying in the loop in the fight to end alzheimer’s. Sometimes things happen that makes change necessary. Dinner this evening was with a farmer and a 10 year 24/7 caregiver. Hearing about their experiences was enjoyable. 

Rain off and on the last couple of days. Mississippi is good. Today, before turning around, I looked west and saw the Tennessee sign. 

Today, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1,309 folks were diagnosed with alzheimer’s disease. 

Some pictures 

All living things adapt #ENDALZ 

Sometimes things happen in our lives. Those things may cause us to adapt. Sometimes that may be good, and sometimes it may be bad. We adapt and keep going. I think all life does that, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. What possible new thing is causing alzheimer’s disease at such an alarming rate. Why did it maybe go from rare to an epidemic. What’s causing the changes in our body? I think every living thing adapts, always has and always will. Their are always unintended consequences for our actions. 

My thoughts and yes, they are random.

The dam is cracked #ENDALZ 

Someone has to focus on letting others know the dam is leaking. 

Somebody must focus on stopping the leak. 

Someone has to focus on cleaning up the mess already made by the water.

Somebody must focus on keeping costs to a minimum. 

Someone has to focus on coordinating the effort.

Somebody must focus on stopping it from ever leaking again. 

An article about the need for alzheimer’s research funding #ENDALZ 

http://www.researchamerica.org/blog/bold-new-campaign-fight-against-alzheimer%E2%80%99s