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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 »
two more awards, need more votes! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Healthline I'm up for 2 more awards for this blog. For Healthline's Best Blog of 2012 contest, you can vote EVERY DAY on both TWITTER and FACEBOOK.  Ends February 1 ... Read on »
Xmas and Alzheimer's Aunt, and more awards by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It is interesting to me to examine the difference in my feelings toward my dad's illness (absolutely Alzheimer's--hey someone should photoshop an Absolut ad for Alzheimer's) ... Read on »
please vote for this blog! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia You can vote once a day, until February 15. Healthline "Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog http://alzheimersdad.blogspot.com (c) Gevera Bert Piedmo ... Read on »
5 years gone, and AA strikes again by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This week was the 5 year anniversary of my dad's death.  He's been gone longer than he was diagnosed.  I'm not really any sadder than usual, except when I re-watched the epi ... Read on »
AA in Limbo by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Finally one of AA's children took her to a doctor.  Not a competent doctor, not a geriatric doctor, not any kind of specialist, but an old quack who my mom hates and believe ... Read on »
top senior site award by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Another award for my telling of my dad's story.  I'm in disbelief every time I get one.  Really?  My sarcasm, my anger, you find it helpful?  O-kay.... The listin ... Read on »
AA gets a new phone & fails to eat dinner by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm beginning to think that either we were really LUCKY with my dad (remember, he tried to kill my mom AND a doctor) or (Alzheimer's) Aunt (AA) does not have dementia. Al ... Read on »
No matter what (AA) & Alzheimer's day by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've been trying to stay away from the whole Alzheimer's Aunt (AA) sitatuation.  It's mostly making me angry, as you can tell from my posts here. One of my cousins told me ... Read on »
had it with you....Alzheimer's Aunt by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Rolling Stones have a song called "Had it with You" and that's about how I feel. I didn't attend a single minute, a single SECOND, of the lawyer's meeting.  She had sa ... Read on »
Even more AA--or why should I do this again? by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Last week I spent half a day at the gym, which I do quite frequently as I still have over 100 lbs to lose.  My phone is shut off when this happens, as phones aren't allowed ... Read on »
I don't wanna by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I don't want to go down this road again.  I've been down it once and that was too many times. It's not a nice winding tranquil path through the woods. It's ugly and sad ... Read on »
AA* (*Alzheimer's Aunt) continues by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In the past few days, things have continued to go downhill with my aunt.  She asked me to come over and cancel the newspaper.  But when I called and was leaving a message, s ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Aunt? by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This is the part of my blog where I lie to you.  Not because I want to, but because I have to protect this person's identity (and not that I want to do that either--I'm all ... Read on »
"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 »
Another Award for Had a Dad Alzheimer's Blog by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've won another award for this blog.  I am humbled, really I am, that my rantings and musings can help others. Healthline.com says of this site The award-w ... Read on »
Alzheimer's song by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Someone sent me this video of a song about Alzheimer's. Hi Bert, I saw your 'Alzheimer's Dad' site. I'm a musician &; we recently completed an Alzheimer's-themed Mus ... Read on »
dementia from the inside by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm a fat person.  Usually that's not very relevant to this blog and thus doesn't get mentioned much.  I lost almost 100 lbs on my own but now I gained back a little s ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Navigator by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Alzheimer's Association recently started a new website called the Alzheimer's Navigator . It's for both families of those with dementia and those with dementia. Fro ... Read on »