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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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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 »
Spring Forward by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Tonight, or should I say early tomorrow morning, is the time to set our clocks for daylight saving time. We know which direction to change the clock by reminding each ot ... Read on »
Worrywartitis and a Storm Called Rocky by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I tend to be a worrywart and when I heard the predictions last Monday, it was all I could do to keep from freaking out. We had just weathered a storm that dumped a foot ... Read on »
Thundersnow by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We knew the storm was coming and needed to plan accordingly. Although the amount of snow on the ground was deceptively light at 6:40 a.m., the time I usually leave for w ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s Future: Research or Palliative Care by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I’m a baby boomer and I know just how old we are getting. This year I plan to retire and hope to have time, finally, to enjoy all the activities I’ve had to put on the bac ... Read on »
Fighting the Paper War by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For the past two days, I’ve been fighting the paper war and though I’ve won a couple of minor skirmishes, I cannot say that I’m anywhere close to winning. It seems that I ... Read on »
Inquiring Minds Want to Know—Is It Really Alzheimer’s? by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia L.S. Fisher, Alzheimer's Advocate There are two kinds of people when it comes to health issues—those who want to know everything and those who want to kno ... Read on »
Being a Caregiver Isn’t What You Do, It Is Who You Are by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In Memory of Jim Being a caregiver to a loved one who has dementia isn’t a job that anyone wants, and yet 15 million Americans fill those unpaid positions ... Read on »
Friendly Reminder Friday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sometimes with our busy lives, it is hard to remember all the tasks we have to complete in a day. Personally, I have so many calendars that one of my major challenges is t ... Read on »
Sometimes You Just Have a Bad Day by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When I first met Jim, he was twenty-two years old, played a guitar, and sang country songs. He heavily favored Buck Owen, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and other old ti ... Read on »
Just a Test by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I grew up during the cold war era, and it wasn’t unusual to be watching TV and see a test pattern pop up on the screen and hear a shrill tone scream an alarm. When I was a ... Read on »
Paying it Forward by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia During the holidays, you hear many heartwarming stories about people paying it forward. McDonald’s and Starbucks have had a person pay for the next car, and that person, i ... Read on »
Foggy Friday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia There’s something about this time of year, when a little rain mixed with unseasonably warm weather produces fog. I’ll admit I’m not a big fan of fog. For one thing, it’s ... Read on »
Take Control Thursday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When your loved one has dementia, you may feel life is getting out of control. You spend all your time putting out fires, and never have time to relax and enjoy your hob ... Read on »
Welcome Mat Wednesday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Today, I’m rolling out the welcome mat for my new blog followers—networked, regular followers, Pinterest, email, bookmarking the blog, or through one of the rebroadcasted ... Read on »
Tenacious Tuesday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Tenacity is a characteristic that has a positive impact on a caregiver’s effectiveness. Alzheimer’s disease can last for decades, and a tenacious caregiver has the stayi ... Read on »