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L.S.Fisher Patient Expert

Sedalia, Missouri
Linda Fisher, Sedalia, MO, is the author and editor of Alzheimer’s Anthology of Unconditional Love. Proceeds from the book are donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. She speaks to Alzheimer’s groups, support groups, civic organizations, and writing groups.   Her book... Full Bio
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Some Days Are Sad by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I’m an optimistic person and would classify myself as happy—at least most of the time. Yet some days you get an early morning phone call that seems to just make the eart ... Read on »
MRI: Aligning Your Molecules by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI, to most of us) is a way to use your own body composition to analyze what’s going on inside you. A strong magnetic field aligns the hydrogen ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s Advocacy at Work by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For many years, I’ve been an Alzheimer’s volunteer and advocate and have attended the annual Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. for fourteen consecutive years. Because of my ... Read on »
Understanding Alzheimer's: Where's My Memory? by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Taylor Osman, author of "Where's My Memory" The far-reaching scope of Alzheimer’s disease is almost impossible to comprehend unless someone close to you dev ... Read on »
November is Caregivers Month: Caregiving Isn’t for Sissies by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia November is Caregivers Month, and I thought it was a good time to share my caregiver story. I was eighteen years old when Jim and I were married in Honolulu, ... Read on »
Salute to Veterans by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Today is Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day. In 1919, President Wilson established November 11 as the day to remember our veterans with these words:  “To us in ... Read on »
Fright Night—What Spooks Us? by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The ghosts and goblins of All Hallows’ Eve are lurking in the dark ready to jump out from behind that old dead tree to send shivers of fright down our spines. Since we a ... Read on »
Depends on Your Perspective by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Often, what we get out of life depends on how we look at things. These last few weeks of rain began to get on my nerves. The grass is growing and the tree that came down ... Read on »
A Visit with Vicky by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Each year when I visit Washington, D.C., to advocate for Alzheimer’s funding, I take my current blog book. This year I left copies of Garden of Hopewith legislators. I l ... Read on »
Clues to What Is Normal: Ten Warning Signs by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For the past few days, I’ve been immersed in reading mystery stories for an anthology. A good mystery writer sprinkles clues throughout the entire story and then at the en ... Read on »
Autumn and Alzheimer’s Risk by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My mind is gravitating from Summer to Autumn. There are few signs of autumn here in Missouri unless you count Halloween decorations, corn fields, and maple trees. Grass ... Read on »
Know What to Throw Away; Know What to Keep by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Our Walk to End Alzheimer’s was Saturday and, as usual, I couldn’t help but be a little nervous about the weather. We were at the fairgrounds at 6:30 a.m. unloading vehi ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s Walk Season: I Challenge You… by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sedalia Memory Walk 1998 We are entering Walk to End Alzheimer’s season, and I challenge you to join the fight against Alzheimer’s by participating in the W ... Read on »
Life Is Short, Live It by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Love is rare, grab it. A few days ago, I came across a saying that really struck home with me: “Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, ... Read on »
You Are My Sunshine: Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia What’s not to love about bright sunshiny summer days? Here it is summer and some of us have been soaking up the rays whether at the beach, the backyard, or while gardeni ... Read on »
Good News for Boomers: Decline in Alzheimer’s Risk by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Silver Tsunami moves ahead with full force, alarms blaring and warning whistles screeching. What will be the plight of the aging Boomer generation? Will we pound the fin ... Read on »
PTSD and Combat Increase Alzheimer’s Risk by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When it comes to war, we often worry about our loved one’s safety and pray they will come home unharmed. It doesn’t usually happen that way. Some come home with outward ... Read on »
Never Underestimate the Power of Love by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The puppy came to his door on a cold winter night, shivering, whimpering, and a few timid barks. She knew she needed help, but was afraid she would get a boot in the side ... Read on »
Summer Begins and Starts to End by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I sat out on the deck last night looking at the stars and rubbing my arms because the breeze was just a wee bit chilly. That seemed a little strange since earlier in the day ... Read on »
Negative Thoughts, Positive Actions by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia On days when I wake up and feel the urge to start the day with lifted spirits, I select a Joel Osteen sermon on the DVR. I have several to choose from and last week I watche ... Read on »