I worked for 31 years for a large Corporation. Most of those years were spent in Leadership positions doing Project Management and Business Planning. As any of my co-workers, friends and family will tell you, I am probably one of the most organized and methodical people anyone has ever seen. I plan everything and attack … Continue reading My Alzheimer’s “Business” Plan
Yesterday was an “off day” for me. Although I am very active every day exercising, and eating well, today was a day of “brain fog” for me. Later in the evening, I asked my husband a question and he responded “Honey, you asked me that three times today, how many times do I have to … Continue reading Honey, I Told You That Three Times Today!
Today marks the 7th anniversary of my Mom’s death from Alzheimer’s disease. She was my best friend and my biggest supporter. The anniversary day of her death is always very painful for me, and stirs up so many emotions. I can’t seem to get past it. I was her caregiver and did everything I possibly … Continue reading My Mom Died 7 Years Ago Today From Alzheimer’s And I Was Diagnosed This Year
It has been a fun filled awesome week. We spent two days at Disney World with another couple who we adore. I had a lot of fun golfing a few times, went out with friends for dinner and watched an adorable little puppy this week. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon volunteering on the Brain Bus … Continue reading Feeling Melancholy Tonight
“Hakuna Matata what a wonderful phrase. Ain’t no worries for the rest of my day. It’s a problem free philosophy, Hakuna Matata”. We just spent two days at Disney World, which is my happy place. We are annual pass holders so we get to visit several times a year. This was my first visit since … Continue reading Hakuna Matata: My Alzheimer’s Mantra
Yesterday, my husband and I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Punta Gorda, FL. We were joined by my friend in the picture above, who is 52 and has dementia, as well as several friends and family member who came to support us. It was a nice day, and I made some good … Continue reading Do We Look Like The Face of Alzheimer’s?
Since my Mom and some of my other relatives have had Alzheimer’s and dementia, I have been thinking a lot about what I might be able to do differently that will allow me to have better quality of life for a longer period of time. I am a person who thoroughly researches everything. Coupled with … Continue reading My Daily Alzheimer’s Plan of Attack
My Mom died from Alzheimer’s and since that time I have been active in my support of the Alzheimer’s Association. I never thought I would need to actually use the organization’s services myself. On August 24, 2019 I walked in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Royal Oak, MI ( I lived in Michigan all … Continue reading Beyond Grateful
In an effort for me to come to grips with my Early Onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis, I have decided that there may be some value in sharing how I am feeling and experiencing. Hopefully it will not only benefit me, but also if I do it publicly it can help others who are possibly dealing with … Continue reading Praying For A Cure
On December 22, 2018 I was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at 57 years old. It didn’t come as a complete surprise, because my mother and other family members had Alzheimer’s or dementia. I also had genetic testing which showed I had two APOE4 genes. My husband and I had been noticing that things were … Continue reading Welcome To My Early Onset Alzheimer’s Blog