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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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Hectic Days and Sleepless Nights by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My five-year-old grandson spent the night with me recently, and he just wasn’t interested in going to sleep. He wanted me to read The Cat in the Hat which he said he hadn’ ... Read on »
To Love a Veteran by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Now, the election is over and, once again, the airwaves are returning to normal. It seems that in every political contest this year, whether the office of dogcatcher, ... Read on »
’Tis the Season by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ’Tis the season to be _______. How would you fill in that blank? Of course, you may have the Fa, La, La, La song to convince you the word has to be “jolly.” The problem wi ... Read on »
“Bring the Past to the Present”—Coach Broyles by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Coach Frank Broyles minces no words as he shares his mission to improve quality of life for more than five million Americans with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, and their en ... Read on »
A Blast From the Past by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia What better way to end the year than with a blast from the past? I checked my PO Box yesterday and found an order for Alzheimer’s Anthology of Unconditional Love. It wa ... Read on »
A Blizzard and Early Spring by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia On Tuesday the blizzard brought the Midwest to a screeching halt. We were warned and most of us worked on our severe storm plans, but others remained clueless. When the bliz ... Read on »
A Glass Half-Full Kind of Day by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Last Friday, I ate at Arby’s and when I went to fill my drink cup, I noticed the slogan on the side—“It’s gonna be a glass half-full kind of day.” Well, after all, it was Fr ... Read on »
A Leaf on the Family Tree by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My mom stayed all night with me Saturday night. I was trying to remember the last time she spent the night at my house and finally decided it was when Jim was still at home ... Read on »
A Letter to the President: Sign the National Alzheimer’s Project Act by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For the first time, I wrote a letter to the President of the United States! I asked him to sign the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). It’s not that I never had anythi ... Read on »
A Long Drive, Deep Thoughts, and a Cup of Joe by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For a short delusional period this morning, I thought I had a day to just kick back and relax. Then I remembered I was taking Mom to the hospital to see my brother. So rathe ... Read on »
A Mechanical Groundhog? The Shadow Knows by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I saw a news article that PETA wants to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a mechanical groundhog. Call me a traditionalist, but I can’t picture a mechanical groundhog heraldin ... Read on »
A New Chapter by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Some people embrace change while others participate after they’re pulled into it kicking and screaming. I’m not sure that I fit totally into either category; I just know t ... Read on »
A New Day—A Fresh Start by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The only good thing I can say about a long, hard winter is it makes me really appreciate spring. A spring day gives me renewed hope and vigor. I now feel capable of tackling ... Read on »
A Pac-Man Kind of Morning by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sunday morning I awoke to a sound that catapulted me into a déjà vu moment: Mario Karts. The Super Nintendo belonged to Jim and Mario Karts was his favorite game to play. My ... Read on »
A Season of Change by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Some seasons are more challenging than others, and it seems that the seasons of change are the most difficult. As much as we get bored with the same old, same old, those ... Read on »
A Vietnam Veterans Tribute by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Sedalia Democrat hosted a Tribute in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Leading up to the event, Latisha Koetting tracked down family member to tell the ... 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 »
A Weighty Problem by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Those of us who struggle with weight know that carrying around additional pounds increases our chances of diabetes and heart conditions. I always figured that weight ... Read on »
ABC Article about Alzheimer’s International Conference Features Jim’s Story by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Recently, I heard from Dr. Christopher Tokin, an ABC health writer, requesting an interview for an article about new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. After reading my ... Read on »
ABC Article on Early Onset Alzheimer's by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Russell Goldman has written an article about how early onset Alzheimer's affects people in the workplace. The title is "For Early Onset Dementia Patients, Workplace Fraught ... Read on »