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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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’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 »
Wandering and Silver Alert Legislation by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jim wandered off many times after he developed Alzheimer’s. The first thing I learned as a caregiverwas immediate action was necessary to find him. I can’t count the number ... Read on »
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2013 by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We had a bright sunshiny, warm day for our 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Missouri State Fairgrounds Saturday morning. I was there bright and early—6:30 a.m—along w ... Read on »
Why I Walk to End Alzheimer's by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jim Fisher Jim is the reason I walk in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I think I loved him from the first day we met when his Uncle Orvie introduced ... Read on »
Turn Up the Heat by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Linda at Walmart A group of four volunteers sat outside Walmart Saturday morning with forget-me-nots and Walk to End Alzheimer’s information. This has been ... Read on »
Those Days Have Come and Gone by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Maybe it was because my grand kids went home and the house was too quiet. Maybe it was just the thought of growing older and retiring. Whatever caused it, I had dreams o ... Read on »
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 »