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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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Update: Hellen Cook's Family Mourns by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sunday, August 11, Hellen Cook's family received word that human remains were discovered near the search area where her scarf and shoes had been found in July.  Pending DNA ... Read on »
Stress and Memory by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia While browsing through my old health news letters prior to pitching them, I came across an interesting article on stress and memory. The study involved rats and cats. The ra ... Read on »
Healthy You--Healthy Me by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I recently read a featured article in our local paper about people who had joined a program called Healthy U. Candidates are selected for the program and they learn life ... Read on »
Missouri Woman with Alzheimer's Still Missing! by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Hellen Cook who has Alzheimer's has been missing since July 13 from her Warsaw, Missouri, home. She is 72 years old, weighs 97 pounds, has brown hair and hazel eyes. She ... Read on »
Search for Missing Missouri Woman with Alzheimer’s by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Hellen Cook, Vulnerable Adult Missing It’s every Alzheimer’s caregiver’s nightmare—a loved one has gone missing and can’t be found. On July 13, Hellen Cook ... Read on »
Caregiver Emotion #7 – Grief by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A primary caregiver has a tremendous emotional stake in meeting his or her responsibilities to his loved one. Although taking care of the physical needs of someone who has A ... Read on »
Caregiver Emotion #6 – Defensiveness by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiver Emotion #6 – Defensiveness After the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you probably delved deep to find all the information you could to be the best caregiver possible. Yo ... Read on »
Tommy Capps, Vietnam Veteran, American Hero by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Tommy Capps, Finalist for 2013 American Hero of the Year Independence Day is a time for Americans to take stock of their freedom and think about the human s ... Read on »
Cousins Reunion by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Capps Cousins My mom and dad both came from big families and I have a hundred or so cousins. Growing up, I knew my Whittle cousins quite well. We saw each ... Read on »
Caregiver Emotion #5 Loneliness by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Before I even knew Sarah Harris, her words in the national Alzheimer’s newsletter resonated with me. When she spoke at the candlelight vigil many years ago, she said, “Alzhe ... Read on »
Caregiver Emotion #4 – Worry by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jim used to say I was a worrywart, and I can’t deny that it was (and still is) true. At one time I remember telling him, “I have to worry, because you don’t.” When we w ... Read on »
Caregiver Emotion #3 – Anger by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When you are a caregiver for a loved one with a serious health problem like Alzheimer’s, you might find that you need anger management classes. Of course, you are going to b ... Read on »
Caregiver Emotion #2 – Resentment by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Resentment isn’t an emotion you may not want to admit you have. You usually try to keep it at bay and not let it define the kind of person you are. Yet, for Alzheimer’s ca ... Read on »
Caregiver Emotion #1 – Guilt by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Recently, I read an article on caregiver emotions, and thought the idea worth expanding on. Having been a caregiver for ten years, I was familiar with the all the emotions ... Read on »
Friends Indeed by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For some reason the phrase, “A friend in need is a friend indeed” has been on my mind all week. Odd, that a saying I cannot recall ever using in my life should be ec ... Read on »
The Expected Unexpected by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Winter stretched into spring and blew in with a vengeance in March. April came, and we breathed a sigh of relief, although spring was late coming. Earlier in the week, ... Read on »
Advocates and Avocados by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia David Hyde Pierce, who has been a champion for Alzheimer’s began this year’s forum by joking about how the word advocate in Spanish is abogado, which sounds like “av ... Read on »
April Rain, Storms, and Hopeful Sunshine by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia April is a kaleidoscope month with beautiful patterns and disturbing images. Rain and clouds bring sad thoughts. Storms can light the skies and simultaneously star ... Read on »
What's in a Name? by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia At Easter services, we enjoyed a parade of banners bearing different names for Jesus. If you think about it, many names are used in the Bible…Lord, Redeemer, Savior, Chr ... Read on »
Dreams and Lewy Body Disease by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I’ve always been a dreamer and often awaken in the night puzzling over what remote area of my brain produced those mini-motion pictures. My dreams are often a mystery, e ... Read on »