It is that time of year! Grab a cup of hot cocoa, a bag of tiny marshmallows (oh yes, I said a bag) and a few candy canes. We are going to have fun this week!
Every year, Denise Brown hosts a Blog Party through her site for...
The connection between blows to the head (even those not resulting in a concussion) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is clear thanks to the persistence, innovation and research of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist and the doctor who wrote the book, “Play Hard, Die Young: Football Dementia, Depression and Death.”
A reader of the Robert’s Sister Facebook pagerecently asked if she could share the epilepsy series I did a few years ago (30 Facts in 30 Days). (Of course I said yes!)
Our recent trip to the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneylandbrought us face to face with many wonderful and inspiring advocates – all full of life, laughter, education and a passion for managing and curing epilepsy!
It is hard to believe it has been seven years since I first started caring for Robert. In the fall of 2008, Robert had recurring infections and allowed a stranger to live in his house (a homeless woman he and his companion, Judy, met while picking up their prescriptions). By Thanksgiving, this woman had...
Respite Weekend was a definite success but getting here was no easy feat!
Even though we are officially “entitled” to twelve respite nights per year from Robert’s social services agency, we have not even come close to taking advantage of that.
Getting to respite was not easy but let’s not focus on that. (You can read about that on Tuesday.)
Today we are jumping for joy because respite weekend happened and it was a resounding success!
Sure, my plans for respite looked like this in my head:
I am seriously uncomfortable talking about sex. To me, this is something that is private and should never be discussed. Ever. Not in a million years. Well, okay, that is an exaggeration. Of course I talked about sex with the kids – heck, even around the dinner table. But certainly not in every day...
September 21 was World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s was not something that affected my parents or grandparents or other relatives but it has affected dear friends, their relatives and my dear, delightful, vivacious first Mother-in-Law.
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