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"stand your ground" follow-up by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Back in December, I wrote about the sad case where an elderly Alzheimer's patient was shot to death under the "stand your ground" law, which allows you to shoot basicall ... Read on »
Look at Them Swim by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This is the essay I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Dementia Soul.  I did not hear back from them, and the book comes out on 4/22/2014, and you're supposed to hear back tw ... Read on »
dementia patient hit by train by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The first time my dad went missing, he was really lost.  The second time, though, he was angry.  He was going to go walk in front of a truck.  He wouldn't get into my ca ... Read on »
Vote for me! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia If I win I will donate the money to Alzheimer's research. Thank you. You can vote once per day with Twitter and with Facebook.  Healthline "Had a D ... Read on »
“Stand your ground” against dementia patients! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Mr Ronald Westbrook This should never have happened, and it makes me indescribably sad. Ronald Westbrook, age 72, a man with advanced Alzheimer’s, was sho ... Read on »
Stroke damage = vascular dementia by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia An update on Alzheimer’s Aunt: after many delays, she finally went to a throat specialist. He found that her throat was 60% closed (if I understand it corr ... Read on »
5 years by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Five years ago today, my dad died.  He was in one of my dreams the other night and I got to hug him.   It's taken a long time to feel really okay about all this. "Had a Dad ... Read on »
Chicken Soup for the Soul; Living with Alzheimer's and other Dementias by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I just submitted a story about my dad to the new Chicken Soup for the Soul book, which is dementia/Alzheimer's themed.  I'd like it to be in the book, of course... but if i ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Aunt: A diagnosis by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Almost two years after Alzheimer's Aunt started showing signs and symptoms of being extremely ill, something has finally been done. Before I explain that, I want to tel ... Read on »
Encouraging new treatment for dementia is emerging by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Some of my friends email me or post to me on Facebook when they see a science article talking about Alzheimer's or dementia, as everyone knows this is the cause neares ... Read on »
Silver alert for missing man brings back memories by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Friday everyone around here was posting on FB that an elderly man, age 67, was missing from Southington, CT, a town about 20 miles away. (Harold) Smith's family me ... Read on »
August equals Alzheimer's Anniversaries by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia August is a month of anniversaries relating to Alzheimer's for me. My dad's birthday. The anniversary of when his aunt died of dementia, right after my dad got diagno ... Read on »
Had a Dad Alzheimer's blog one of the best blogs of 2013 by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia   “Had a Dad” Alzheimer’s Blog Selected as One of the Best Health Blogs  From (Healthline)  To (Bert)  Hi Bert, Healthline editors recently published their ... Read on »
Invisible Illnesses and Special Treatment by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Two kinds of posts endlessly circulate on Facebook.  Both of them are quite whiny.  This one popped up yesterday and is representative of the Type 1 post, INVISIBLE ILLNESS ... Read on »
Stick N Find Bluetooth Location device by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I just found this product through a post on, of all places, the I Can Has Cheezburger (LOL cats) site. If my dad was still alive and at home, I'd be Fry from Futu ... Read on »
bad burn for my mom :( by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I took my mom out yesterday for her birthday and she mentioned that her internet connection was down.  Which of course was my fault because I was tinkering with her Wifi on ... Read on »
my cat and my dad by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My rescue cat, Romeo, was doing something today.  I don't even remember what it was--begging for food probably because he's on a diet.  But for some reason I th ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Aunt falls down by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The view from my font window; beyond the fence is a sidewalk and on the other side of the tree is the street. Unless you've been living under a rock, ... Read on »
alternate universes, or the "maybe" game by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For some reason I started thinking about alternate universes today.  Forgive my lack of scientific words, but there is a theory (not science fiction or fantasy, but a ... Read on »
click to give $10,000 to Alzheimer's by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I just got this message on Facebook, from Max Wallack I am a 16 year old sophomore at Boston University who is dedicating his life to help Alzheimer’s patients and ... Read on »