Health knowledge made personal
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Dichotomy in Death by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia No, Dichotomy in Death isn't the newest JD Robb futuristic thriller.  It's the subject of a discussion I've been having on and off via text all day with one of my friends.  ... Read on »
it's nice to be appreciated... by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It included a code for a prize.  I got a filtered water bottle.  Not sure if it will be Alzheimer's Association branded or not but it was a nice gesture.  I didn't exp ... Read on »
sometimes death is okay by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've had a couple of weeks to think about my grandma dying and I've had to tell a lot of people.  And I've found that their sympathy is almost unwanted because the more I th ... Read on »
thank you for the votes! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm a finalist.  Up to the judges whether I win or not now. Read on »
Losing Grandma, part 4 by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Last night I was not a good granddaughter.  I'm not perfect.  There was a flash mob at a local bar for my high school class and I went. I was only going to stay an hou ... Read on »
Losing Grandma, part 3 by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia You know your family has been using the same funeral home too long when you call and they know who you are.  "Oh honey you sound terrible, take care of yourself.  Go b ... Read on »
Losing Grandma, Part 2 by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When we got to the hospital yesterday, my grandma was in ICU & they initially said only 2 people could visit her at a time, and then they allowed my husband in also.   ... Read on »
losing grandma, part 1 by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I was awake at 3 a.m. and beyond this morning.  I was sick, I've got a cold and an ear infection.  First thing this morning I rescheduled the cats' vet appointment so ... Read on »
please vote for Had a Dad Alzheimer's Blog! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Another award!   Please vote so I can be a finalist!   Simple like the page below (the link) on Facebook or +1 on google. Congratulations from SeniorHomes.com!  ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Dad pleae vote! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Alzheimer's Dad follow the link and like on facebook, +1 on google or share with the other button to vote. Right now I'm in 4th place. Read on »
A place to say goodbye, or hello by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I was stuck at a red light the other day, right next to a cemetery, and several of the graves had little American flags on them.  I started to wonder if my dad was eligible ... Read on »
The Last Time by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This morning I was thinking about two different friends of mine, both facing losing their moms to cancer.  At least they get this holiday season with their moms, and they kn ... 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 »
Walk to End Alzheimer's pics by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Walk to End Alzheimer's was this morning, at Lighthouse Park in New Haven, which is on the beach and has an indoor carousel. i The four flowers from my team. ... Read on »
In the paper again, for this weekend's Walk to End Alzheimer's by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I was interviewed yesterday about the Alzheimer's walk this weekend. Last weekend, I had another tag sale (mostly books and jewelry supplies) and raised another $120 (miser ... Read on »
Alzheimer's and Dementia Clinicial Studies--Pay it Forward by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A friend of mine sent me a link about Alzheimer's recently, and I was surprised--shocked--horrified--to read that new drugs and other treatments can't find enoug ... Read on »
non pharma treatments for Alzheimer's/Dementia by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia There is a lovely letter here , to President Obama, about non-pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia. It reads, in part, "Drugs can't give people with deme ... Read on »
Think first?! (reaction to a negative comment) by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia (begin rant) I've been writing this blog for a LONG time, and I know I often talk about things that might make people feel uncomfortable--that's the road I've chosen to tr ... Read on »
Happy Birthday by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This week would have been my dad's 71st birthday.  I like to think of him hosting a pint of beer up there in the Elsewhere Bar, buying a round for the newcomers, those ... Read on »
a Hidden Cost of Alzheimer's: almost a $million per family by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Here is a cost of Alzheimer's I've never heard discussed:  loss of Social Security income. I'm going to completely make up figures here. My dad retired, literally, ... Read on »