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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 Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum Celebrates Silver by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Linda Fisher & Roberta Fisher,  Advocacy Forum 2012 When the Alzheimer’s Association began operations in 1980 they made it very clear that Alzheimer’s was ... Read on »
Find a Friend Friday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I am blessed to have a lot of friends, and hope that you do too. If you are like me, you hesitate to ask friends for a favor and would much rather be the one paying it for ... Read on »
It’s a New Year, A New Day, A New Year’s Day by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia How do you feel about New Year’s Day? Are you excited and hopeful or have you become jaded about the entire resolution thing? I watched part of the celebration in New ... Read on »
No Resolutions—Hope for the New Year by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Since I didn’t have to wake up early this morning, I did. I lay there thinking about how this year has gone and pondering my hopes for the New Year. I don’t like resolutio ... Read on »
MRI – Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer’s and FTLD by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When a young person develops dementia, physicians have a difficult task of determining the underlying cause. If a familial disease exits, it is easier to look at a biomark ... Read on »
Simply Wonderful Time of the Year by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This Christmas season, I’ve enjoyed driving around and seeing the elaborate light displays. It seems that some people add to their displays each year and just when you thi ... Read on »
The Mayans May Be a Joke, But They Weren’t Funny by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The biggest jokes going around on the Internet are about how today is predicted as the end of the world per the Mayan calendar. Of course, most of us just see it as a ... Read on »
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Flames by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My little fire earlier this week wasn’t the first one I’d had, but I was a little out of practice and might have slightly overreacted. The last fire happened when my kids ... Read on »
I Can See Clearly Now by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia One thing about losing your eyesight when you are young is that you don’t consider poor vision a sign of aging. Lately, I’ve been having some problems with my vision in ad ... Read on »
Grief and Closure by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My brother Donnie’s memorial service Friday was a reflection of his life and provided closure for our family. Our family pulled together to plan a tribute that combined ... Read on »
Giving Thanks for My Brother by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This morning I woke up with a sense that the world had changed—and as soon as I cleared my mind, I knew it had. I woke up with grief on my heart, but joy in my soul. A ... Read on »
Thanksgiving: The Overlooked Holiday by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I always thought Thanksgiving got shortchanged when compared to some of the other holidays. In fact, it seems that most people spend much more preparation for Hallowee ... Read on »
Hectic Days and Sleepless Nights by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My five-year-old grandson spent the night with me recently, and he just wasn’t interested in going to sleep. He wanted me to read The Cat in the Hat which he said he hadn’ ... Read on »
To Love a Veteran by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Now, the election is over and, once again, the airwaves are returning to normal. It seems that in every political contest this year, whether the office of dogcatcher, ... Read on »
A Weighty Problem by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Those of us who struggle with weight know that carrying around additional pounds increases our chances of diabetes and heart conditions. I always figured that weight ... Read on »
More Questions Than Answers by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Questions are a good way to learn. My grandkids have always known the value of well-placed questions. Their vocabulary is rich with why? and  how? Curiosity is a learnin ... Read on »
A Season of Change by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Some seasons are more challenging than others, and it seems that the seasons of change are the most difficult. As much as we get bored with the same old, same old, those ... Read on »
Inspiration--Good for Your Health by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I attended a conference in July where Dr. Mike Perko talked about inspiration. He talked about how other people can inspire us, and how we can inspire others through vol ... Read on »
I Remember So Many Things by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a time for us to think about and remember those with the disease. This year we had pinwheel flowers to symbolize our relationship to tho ... Read on »
Different Way of Looking at Life by L.S.Fisher Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I like to start the day with a bowl of oatmeal, and usually it goes without incident. I scoop out a quarter cup of oatmeal, sprinkle cinnamon on top, throw in some r ... Read on »