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Rosemary M.

I like the TEAM in blogging: together everyone achieves more. My blog site is devoted to sharing updates, news, information and motivation - to generate a greater thirst for understanding. However, the main purpose of this site is to promote my steadfast conviction that while the Alzheimer's... Full Bio
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"A Separation"? From What? by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Alzheimer’s creates real moral dilemmas and separation in families. Just watch the 2011 award-winning Iranian movie, “A Separation”, to witness how incredibly comp ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s: Technology Bracelets to the Rescue by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Since when does fresh air increase the risk of getting lost?  How often do we read about dementia patients who find themselves panicked and lost because they have ... Read on »
Alzheimer's meets Don Quixote by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The battles fought by Alzheimer's patients and their families are exactly that - battles.  Sometimes they feel like a struggle for good over the evils of a raging disease, t ... Read on »
Easter, Alzheimer's and Spiritual Amnesia by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia What could these three things possibly have in common?This long overdue post started a week ago when I read the terribly sad news about a beautiful love story that ended tra ... Read on »
Brain Botox by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Its easy to see the premium that society places on looking and feeling young. The beauty product industry promises you happiness if you buy their products, while the cosmet ... Read on »
New Alzheimer's Drugs - Redefining Hope by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia According to Barron's February 27, 2012 cover story by Andrew Bary, hope for finding a drug to halt the progression of Alzheimer's is inching closer. The projected launch ti ... Read on »
Grammy Award for Alzheimer's by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Best New Hope Award for Alzheimer's Cure? And,the award goes to Glen Campbell. Watching my favorite CBS Morning News Show yesterday with Charles Osgoode, who featured a s ... Read on »
Alzheimer's: Erasing the Hard-drive by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A few weeks ago I had the horrific experience of having my email account abruptly shut down. I was incensed and panicky. I had been mugged. What had I done to deserve this ... Read on »
The Moral Task of Caregiving by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING THERE. The daily rigors of being a caregiver are incredibly strenuous. Nurses in hospitals and those caring for the elderly in their homes are under ... Read on »
Happy New Year by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia As 2011 draws to a close and the world turns another page in history, I pause to celebrate and give thanks. My life is filled with precious moments and special people. M ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Christmas by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I excitedly walked through the passcode double doors to the nursing home entrance, bouncing with an extra zing in my stride. I felt the holiday spirit all around me. Chris ... Read on »
Gender Issues in Alzheimer's by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia "Alzheimer's disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even signi ... Read on »
The Emotional Investment in Elder-care Robots by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In today's society, privacy is closely guarded. People rationalize who and how they share information. Does it make sense then that we so easily invest our security and, mo ... Read on »
Eldercare Robots: A new "humanity"? by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Its been over a decade since the movie "Bicentennial Man" debuted in 1999 but it's never been more relevant to our social condition. Andrew Martin is an android who, over t ... Read on »
Alzheimer's: Somewhere to Nowhere by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I am certain that life is bittersweet. We all know this to be true. For me, it comes from years of living as a daughter, a wife and a mother. Life is full of wonderful ... Read on »
Holiday Tips For Families Living With Alzheimer's by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. The timing could not be more perfect, with the holiday season just around the c ... Read on »
Caregiver Burnout - Do You Have It? by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia One of my family members meets the gold standard test for our "sandwich generation". While raising her still young and active children, she also splits her time in caring f ... Read on »
A Revolution of Hope: Families Coping With Alzheimer's by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A revolution in ideas is a revolution of hope. This is the revolution I'm talking about. The doctor who still thinks he practices medicine is given a small office at Silv ... Read on »
Being the Best Caregiver by Rosemary M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia At some point in life, we are all the caregiver. As a parent, sibling, or friend, we give to others because we care. It matters and it makes a difference to the one receivi ... Read on »