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Repeat Victory

I love Rutgers Football and TIVO. I love Rutgers because of Saturday afternoon's 52-30 International Bowl victory over Ball State.  This was the first time in 138 years of football at Rutgers University that the school won back-to-back bowl games. I might as well have told my Dad he had won the lottery.  He even […]

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Visiting with the Old Folks

Dad is going to "volunteer" at the Adult Day Center again today.  Katie (CNA) is really tired at work because little Timmy is teething and she is not getting much sleep.  I'm afraid this has reduced the amount of constant interaction he was getting when Katie was in top-notch form. So I decided $42 per day […]

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100 years

The first ball fell in New York's Times Square to celebrate New Year's Day in 1908. My Dad, whos has Alzheimer's remembered that fact.  I looked it up. Good for you Dad!  Hang on neurons!  Hang on!

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All Choked up

Dad takes 16 pills a day.  Some for Alzheimer's, some for his heart failure, some for his hypertension and high blood pressure. He takes 13 in the morning and 3 at night.  In the morning, I always have to ask him to remove the potassium pill (it is so big, it could choke a horse) and […]

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Sample Stalker

Katie (CNA) is coming over for a few hours today to give David and I  a chance to spend some time alone together. One of the things we will do is go to Costco.  For those of you who don't know, Costco is one of those members-only warehouse club stores, like Sam's Club. I cannot […]

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I Must Be 27

David and I were talking about some ladies in their eighties last night, and David referred to them as "old ladies". Dad replied, "That is not old.  Haven't you heard?  Eighty is the new seventy."

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Christmas Presents in my Christmas Past

Dad kept asking if he got presents for my sisters and Jessica for Christmas.  As you know, sometimes that same old question sticks and it repeats over and over. I decided to write Thank You notes from Jessica and my sisters and put them next to the newspaper where Dad spends a lot of his day.  They […]

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Christmas Hangover

My Christmas hangover is from the packing for the trip, the parties, the trip to New York City, the laundry, the in-laws, the step family, the schedule, the leftovers, the housesitters, the gift wrapping, the last minute groceries, Dad is not awake yet but his will be from the red wine he had at our […]

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Merry Christmas

Dad got up to go to the bathroom around 7:30 this morning.  David and I wished him a Merry Christmas, and he asked, "Is this Christmas?" "Yes", David replied. "If Santa comes by, tell him to come back after lunch.  I'm going back to bed!" Merry Christmas From Your KnowItAlz Family!

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High Blood Pressure, Chest Pains Speed Up Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

ST. PAUL, Minn. – People with Alzheimer’s disease who have high blood pressure, chest pains or an irregular heartbeat may lose their memories faster than others with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the November 6, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study involved 135 […]

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