Monthly Archives: July 2015

Together, Focused, Strong: Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

by Tristin Baxter My grandmother has always called me by different nicknames, from “Rinn-Trinn” and “Riss-Triss”, to her and grandpa finally settling on “Bubblebutt”. I can’t even remember how they all began but at 28-years-old, I can’t imagine being called anything else by my grandmother. Grandma, sharp as a tack, would call us all by […]

Power of Attorney: What You Need to Know

By Paul H. Grant  Some of the most common questions I receive as an estate planner revolve around power of attorneys: their efficiency, expiration, and purpose. For example, does a power of attorney expire?  As any good attorney would answer – it depends!  A power of attorney (POA) is a document that gives another individual […]

Research: Create A World Without Alzheimer’s Pt.2

By Brittany Mosser This is the second in a two-part series written by Brittany Mosser, MSW, about her experience attending the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Read part one of Brittany’s story here. Since I’ve returned from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in D.C., people keep asking me, “How was it?”  The word that keeps […]

Research: create a world without Alzheimer’s

By Brittany Mosser The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world’s largest forum where researchers and practitioners from around the world come together to share research results, discuss theories, and collaborate. Last year, AAIC saw exciting announcements about studies suggesting that changes in the sense of smell may indicate the presence of dementia and […]

See My Mom: Why I Walk

By Denise Novosel My family has a history of Alzheimer’s. Both my grandmother and her brother were afflicted by this disease. My mom always worried she too would fall victim to Alzheimer’s. And I worried for her. So in 2007, when she abruptly retired from her job at a large Aerospace company at age 63, […]

Freedom

By Lon Cole Where I go I need to be Longing for truth to set me free I strive for freedom in all I do I hope that my strength will get me through But if I become weak in any way May someone lift me up is all I can pray I’m willing to […]