Category: Dementia

A Purpose in Life

There are many ingredients that make our existence successful.  One is having a purpose in life.   When we are young, we prepare for a career.  Then we engage in our career.  As we get older and we retire, the purpose dims.  Is it to play golf or tennis?  Probably not.  Those are just enjoyable activities.  […]

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The Power of Exercise

Some of our readers have asked how I have the energy to run a business at my age of 75.  I’m sure there are several factors.  However, one of the prime contributors is exercise.  I choose activities that are fun.  My favorites are aerobics, swimming, walking my dog, hiking and when given the opportunity dancing. […]

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Is Your Loved One a Budding “Grandma Moses”?

Your loved one may be a budding “Grandma Moses”.  Anna Mary Robertson (Moses), also known as “Grandma Moses,” began art in her late seventies.  She was completely self-taught.  Anna lost her husband, Thomas Moses and suffered a great loss. She sought ways to keep busy and overcome her grief.  Art was the answer for her. […]

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What Is Dementia?

  What Is Dementia? By Bonnie L. Holmes Dementia is not a specific disease.  It is a broad description which in cludes many different symptoms of general decline in mental ability.  It must be severe enough to interfere with daily life.  It is caused by injury or loss of brain cells (neurons).    Once brain cells are […]

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