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"I'd rather have Alzheimer's than cancer" Really? by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A couple of my friends were over the other day and because we are morbid we were talking about ways to die.  And one of them said, "I'd rather have Alzheimer's than ca ... Read on »
"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 »
"Still Alice" book review by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I read Still Alice last night.  For those of you not familiar with it, it's a novel written from the perspective of a 50-year old woman with early onset Alzheimer's. ... Read on »
$270 raised for Alzheimer's Association by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The final tally of how much I raised with my tag sale (and related donations) is $270.  That includes a $50 check a guy brought, and a few other cash-in-the-jar donations.  ... 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 »
(picture) Me & Dad by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia me and dad, 1987 I know it's a really old picture, but I like it. It was a happy day. Read on »
(picture) Mom & Dad by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Mom & Dad 2004 --on my birthday, no less, taken at the Mystic Aquarium. Those with Alzheimer's are still people, with thoughts, feelings and families. They are not mo ... Read on »
0 Welcome. by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia 06-23-04 Mayatime: 12.19.11.6.17 8 Caban 0 Tzec Hello. Welcome to my “Had a Dad” blog. My 63 year-old-father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s the day after Father’s Day. ... Read on »
1 jane's addiction by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia 06-21-04 (written) Mayatime: 12.19.11.6.15 6 Men 18 Zotz "Had A Dad" (Jane’s Addiction) Had a dad Big and strong Turned around Found my daddy gone He was the on ... Read on »
10 my novel, 4th July, evil cat, yard work, attack tree, lawn mowing by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia 07-06-04 Maytime: 12.19.11.7.10 8 Oc 13 Tzec “Bouncy ball is the source of all goodness and light” or so my Taipei game tell me when I win. I’ve been cranking on m ... Read on »
100 --my dad had a heart attack by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Well, it's a momentous number--100 posts. And a momentous day. My dad, back in July, while mowing the lawn, got overheated and had to come in and lay down. It was a ho ... Read on »
101 “It was awful” by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My dad came through the angioplasty as well as can be expected. He had to have a stent put in because one artery was almost completely blocked. He's back home now. So I’ ... Read on »
102 "You know her better than me" by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My dad gives me the funnies every week. He has no problem remembering that. In fact, if he forgets to give them to me, he gets very upset. And if he gives them to me and ... Read on »
103 "it was like this" (illustration) by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Photo source: scan of "Prince Valiant", October 1, 2006. This is the picture I spoke about in my last entry--notice the bracers which my father interperts as the restrai ... Read on »
104 smoking pot HELPS memory and a little wine will do you fine by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The propaganda says that smoking pot makes you stupid, slow, and forgetful. New research (actual science, not anti-drug campaigning based on fear and ignorance) shows that p ... Read on »
104B off topic: NaNoWriMo by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year. That's the craziness of writing a novel (50K) in 30 days. Join me. Link to my NaNo blog below and in the sidebar. Will include w ... Read on »
105 Medicare nightmare by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My mom got a bill for $22,000 from Medicare saying they were NOT covering my dad's angioplasty/stent/stint (however the hell you spell it--I can't even get 2 people to agree ... Read on »