You MUST read this if you care for someone with dementia, to understand.
The slides are some of my drawings from the past year. They chronicle a personal visual history of my progression in Alzheimer’s since last summer. A year has passed and I am now retired, having resigned from my position as the chair and head teacher of the art and art history department of the private school where I taught for twenty years. I had also been an adjunct professor at New York University. I was working on an amazing film project begun as a Fulbright to Poland. My editor had cut a great film from the 35mm footage my crew shot in Poland from my original story inspired by a true story about a dwarf who was my late father’s friend, and survived the Holocaust by hiding in garbage cans. I had completed a great script. I believed I would get this movie made https://vimeo.com/91234297
My life stopped with this…
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No thing is too great with the help of others who believe.
Being lifted into place Looking down at the floor of the roof in front I saw some items that, even though it had been over 20 years, their names came rushing to me. Prussik loop, spectra cord, a Figure Eight on a bight and a couple of daisy chains. These were things I had used extensively in the 1990s, when I ran a challenge course for the local school district where I taught. My mind began drifting back to that time. Climbing and rappelling were part of most days when I would be hosting one of the grades from the school. I could remember the feelings of freedom, self-control and exhilaration as I controlled my descent to the ground. Suddenly a loud voice broke my daydreaming and I was quickly brought back to reality. It was June 9, 2018 and I was being prepared to rappel off a 16-story building…
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Your writing is so honest and real. I don’t know how to thank you for sharing such intimate thoughts with us, but I believe it will be really meaningful to so many people for many years to come. I wish I lived close to you so we could spend time together talking. You are teaching us to walk with you on this journey and walk with those we love as we care for them. Thank you.
Alzheimer’s is a terminal disease that changes the brain. Along the way, many who have it go, what is known in the common vernacular, as completely crazy. This is the main reason the disease is severely stigmatized. It’s why some who have Alzheimer’s end up in psychiatric hospitals, and are prematurely placed in memory care. It’s why many of these folks get medicated (medical restraint). I’ve read on the spouse forum on www.alzconnected.org about the spouses that become psychotic and wanderers, become violent and even criminally insane, and are institutionalized. I myself have been to the edge and back, my poor family members have witnessed behaviors in me in this disease, I shudder to think about when I remember. The difference between the crazy of Alzheimer’s and the crazy of say, schizophrenia or psychosis is that they are not fatal illnesses (although they can and often do shorten a person’s…
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MelodySusie Portable LED Nail Lamp – Violetilac 6W Mini Nail Dryer Curing LED GEL Nail Polish Professionally – White – Review
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I bought it off the American Amazon because the similar version on the Canadian was $50, .com has it for $10.99 USD.. I bought a top coat gel, and the lamp and with duties taxes shipping etc it was $32 CAD so it was a better price than buying off the Canadian site.
I was a little nervous because I had never done anything like this at home on my own, I love having my nails painted I always feel more confident and put together but I absolutely dislike having to paint my nails. I find most polishes won’t last me a full day without chipping except for one brand I recently found but I always Loved having my nails done with gels and shellacs but…
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