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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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On the Scent: The Memory Connection by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Our sense of smell is a door that opens our memories. Sometimes the actual scent can be elusive, while the memory is strong. Yesterday, I walked into a room and for some rea ... Read on »
Success and Failure Olympian Style by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My idea of a quad is to become completely engrossed in the Olympics every four years. Now that I have a DVR, I can pretty much watch every minute of televised action. I ... Read on »
Today and Yesterday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Grandpa Everett Whittle and mules Jack and Pete Today has become a lazy Sunday morning. Between the ice and small layer of snow, the world seems to be at a ... Read on »
Happy Memories by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Last weekend, I fixed a cup of tea while my youngest granddaughter told me about her week. “What have you been doing lately, Grandma Linda?” she asked. “Well,” I said as ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s Advocates Succeed in Increasing Research Funding by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sometimes being an Alzheimer’s advocate can be frustrating. It seems that our voices of reason often fall on deaf ears. I’ve gone to Washington, D. C., thirteen consecut ... Read on »
Like a Steel Trap by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia How many people do you know that have a mind like a steel trap? These people can seem to remember everything, and then some. Don’t you just sometimes wonder how much of that ... Read on »
Strong to the Finish – Vitamin E by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sometimes research verifies what physicians or people have learned through good old fashioned trial and error. Without a cure or effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, many ha ... 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 »
’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 »
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 »
Rock the Cradle—and Check for Alzheimer’s by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When we hold a newborn baby in our arms, we look into his or her eyes and wonder what kind of life is ahead for this new being. Our job as parents is to protect our children ... Read on »
Midnight Explosion in Missouri by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It exploded like a bomb, shook like an earthquake, sounded like a tornado, looked like a wildfire, felt like the end of the world. Still from Jason Knox V ... Read on »
Thirty Days of Thankfulness – Not Your Usual List by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia  November is a time for self-examination and giving thought to our many blessings and giving thanks where thanks are due. Many of my Facebook friends have been posting one ... Read on »
Time Travel by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My six-year-old grandson seriously asked me one morning, “Grandma Linda, have you ever time-traveled?” I don’t believe anyone had ever asked me that question before, but ... Read on »
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This year as we mark the 30th anniversary of this event, we have seen both hope and despai ... Read on »
An Autumn Weekend by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia You always know it is autumn at my house when the ground is littered with walnuts. Even with a handy-dandy walnut picker-upper, they seem to carpet the yard and overflow ... Read on »
Sleep to Ward Off Alzheimer’s by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We’ve all heard how important sleep is to our health. Now, a new study published in JAMA Neurologyindicates that a lack of sleep might increase our chances of developing Alz ... Read on »
Take a Whiff of Jif to Test for Alzheimer’s by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia After hearing about about the expensive tests for Alzheimer’s, researchers came up with a cheap screening test. The really amazing thing about this test is you may already ... Read on »
That’s History by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When a day is done, whether good or bad, it is immediately history. One of the things about history is that you can’t go back and change it; nor can you go back and relive i ... Read on »
NIH & NIA Fulfill $45 Million Pledge by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Earlier this week, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fulfilled his promise to Alzheimer’s advocates to designate $40 million from his ... Read on »