The Twilight Years Are Here

The Twilight Years Are Here

Monday, December 1, 2014


I heard this song today. It reached out to my heart. I hope it reaches your's, too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Shouldn't we be ruling this out as a matter of course?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Worth a read...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

An exciting new voice is being heard in the community.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I Am Officially an Ambassador

I know it's been a while, but I have some exciting news! I am honored to have been chosen to be an Ostrich Purple Angel Ambassador. There are only 50 of us WORLDWIDE! We are a group committed to raising Dementia awareness. This movement was started by a friend I made through a Facebook Dementia support group. Norman MacNamara was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia at the age of 50. You can find more information on this disease at

He is fighting back in the most admirable way possible. He is changing the way the world thinks about Dementia/Alzheimer's. The programs he has implemented in his community will save lives. Together, we hope to take these projects worldwide! Just as we are hoping that people will one day see the Purple Angel symbol and know what it means instantly!

This opportunity opens a whole new chapter in dealing with Dementia for me. I hope you will all stay with me on my continued journey because, "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

5 Things to NEVER Say to Someone With Alzheimer's

The following link gives some great advice that would be beneficial to any caregiver dealing with Alzheimer's/Dementia, as well as the person they are caring for...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Initiative Launched for Families of Alzheimer's Patients

A helpful bit of information for everyone...

Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:20 AM CST
Updated: Jan 22, 2013 11:25 AM CST
By Dawn Alexander - email

When officers respond to a missing person's report, it is becoming too familiar that the missing person is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia-related diseases, so the International Chiefs of Police have launched the IACP's Alzheimer's Initiative to help with awareness.

The initiative works to prepare family members of those who have Alzheimer's or dementia-type diseases in case they go missing.

The IACP Alzheimer's Initiative is for both officers and families or care takers that take care of someone suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia. Experts have said that 60 percent of people with Alzheimer's will wander, get lost, or go missing on more than one occasion and Glendale police want to be prepared to help.

The Glendale Police Department has put together a list for anyone who has a family member with Alzheimer's or dementia-type disease that will help them if they go missing. Officers ask that you have the following information available:

Recent photographs, preferably digital
Information on co-existing medical conditions and required medications
Always take note to what your loved one is wearing every day
What are their limitations physically and mentally?
Do they know their name, phone number and/or address?
Do they have a locative technology system or Medic-Alert type bracelet?
What is the person's general daily routine?
Where do they like to visit (their favorite places to go or favorite restaurant)?
Do they have a fear of crowds, strangers, etc.?
Have they gone missing before and where were they located?
For more information on the IACP's Alzheimer's Initiatives you can visit

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