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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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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 »
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 »